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Braised Turkey

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  Turkey 8 Pound (1 Turkey)
  Stuffing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Turnip 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water/Stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)

Stuff the body and breast of the turkey with a desired dressing and truss.
Spread thin slices of salt pork over breast and legs and cover turkey with a sheet of heavy oiled paper, fastening paper on by passing string around body.
In a large double roasting pan, spread sliced salt pork and chopped vegetables.
Lay the turkey in the pan, breast up, sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover pan tightly and roast in a moderate oven (350° F.) allowing 25 minutes per pound.
At the end of 30 minutes, add water or stock.
Uncover pan for last half hour and remove paper and pork from the turkey.
This permits the meat to brown lightly

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7640 Calories from Fat 4201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 466 g716.6%

Saturated Fat 145.6 g727.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2807.6 mg935.9%

Sodium 6518.4 mg271.6%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.6%

Dietary Fiber 9.6 g38.5%

Sugars 15.9 g

Protein 760 g1520.8%

Vitamin A 234.5% Vitamin C 44%

Calcium 68% Iron 275.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Braised Turkey Recipe