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Turkey with Apricot Seasoning

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  Turkey 8 Pound (4 Kilogram)
  Bacon rashers 3 , halved
  Butter 1 Ounce, melted (30 Gram)
  Seasoning 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh breadcrumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped dried apricots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Onions spring 4 , chopped
  Celery stick 2 , finely chopped
  Green peppercorns 2 Teaspoon, drained and crushed
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried mixed herbs 1 Teaspoon
  Plain flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Turkey stock 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Red currant jelly 1 Tablespoon
  Port 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste

1. To make seasoning, mix all ingredients, add salt and pepper to taste. Carefully loosen skin over breast of turkey, lay bacon slices under skin. Fill cavity with seasoning. Tie legs together with string, brush with melted butter.
2. Place turkey on a rack in a baking dish, add 1 cup water. Bake in moderate oven for 2 hours or until tender; cover breast and legs with foil after 1 hour to prevent skin burning. Remove turkey from dish, keep warm.
3. To make sauce, drain all but 2 tablespoons of fat from dish, add flour, stir until light brown. Gradually stir in stock, jelly and port, season to taste. Stir until sauce boils and thickens, strain, serve with turkey.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1667 Calories from Fat 702

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 78 g120.1%

Saturated Fat 24.3 g121.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 721.3 mg240.4%

Sodium 1288.6 mg53.7%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10.1%

Sugars 8.9 g

Protein 195 g391%

Vitamin A 20.8% Vitamin C 11.7%

Calcium 21.6% Iron 77.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Turkey With Apricot Seasoning Recipe