Roasted Turkey Recipes
Roasted turkey is so easy to pair with wine, you can pretty much close your eyes, choose a white wine and know that it will work well. Low in fat and mild in flavor, turkey does not pose many issues, so think about any flavorings you might be using during the cooking process. If you’re adding lemon or citrus to the bird, stick with a wine that can handle the juice. A dry or off-dry Riesling or zesty Sauvignon Blanc would work well and would also pair with an herb-scented dish.
If you’re not sure, a nice Chardonnay will always pair well with turkey, as will a lighter red like Beaujolais or simple, fruity Pinot Noir. These are generalizations that will pair with the broadest range of recipes, but we will get more specific with the recommendations as we discuss more specific recipes. Typically, roasted turkey is served with stuffing, where you’ll find the more assertive flavors. These will help to further define successful wine pairings.
Top roasted turkey recipes
All Roasted Turkey Recipes
Adobo Turkey with Red-Chile Gravy
Slit chiles lengthwise, then stem and seed. Heat a large heavy skillet (not nonstick) over medium heat until hot, then toast chiles in batches, ope...
Agave-Glazed Turkey Breast with Sherry Gravy
Pat turkey breast dry and rub all over with 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. If you have the time, chill the breast in a baking dish...
Alton's T-Day Gravy
Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss wings and oil in large bowl to coat; transfer to large roasting pan. Roast 45 minutes. Turn wings over; roast until dee...
Apple Brandy Turkey
Remove giblets and neck from turkey, and discard. Rinse turkey with cold water; pat dry. Set aside. Stir together 1/2 cup apple juice and brown sug...
Apple Cider-Brined Turkey with Savory Herb Gravy
To prepare brine, combine first 8 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until sugar and salt dissolve. Cool completel...
Apricot-Glazed Turkey with Fresh Herb Gravy
Make the turkey: Preheat the oven to 350°. Remove the turkey from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before roasting. Pat the turkey dry and set ...
Arizona Turkey with Chipotle Sauce
Preheat oven to 350°. Remove and discard giblets and neck from turkey. Rinse turkey with cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat. Starting at neck cav...
A Simple Roast Turkey
Preheat oven to 450°F. Set a rack inside a large roasting pan. Pour 4 cups water into pan. Pat turkey dry with paper towels. Tuck tips of wings und...
Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast with Hazelnut Mole
Combine first 9 ingredients in processor; blend until marinade is almost smooth. Rub marinade all over turkey breast halves. Place turkey in 13x9x2...
Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Pear Cider Gravy
For the turkey: Heat the oven to 400°F. Remove the turkey from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove th...
Basic Roasted Turkey
The night before you roast the turkey, remove the contents from the cavity. Discard the giblets (heart, liver, and gizzard) and reserve the neck. R...
Basic Roast Turkey
Heat oven to 425° F. Rinse the turkey inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels. Place the wings underneath the body. If desired, tie the dru...
Basic Turkey Gravy
Pour off the drippings from the roasting into a small heatproof bowl. Let sit for a few minutes for the fat to rise to the top, then skim the fat o...
Bourbon-Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin
1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes or until mixture thick...
Brined and Barbecued Turkey
In heavy large stockpot over high heat, bring 2 gallons water to boil. Stir in salt and sugar until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add ...
Brined Roast Turkey with Sage Butter Rub
In a 6-qt. or larger pot, combine the 1 cup kosher salt, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 qt. cool water. Put the pot over high heat and stir occasionally unti...
Brined Turkey Breast with Cranberry Jus
1. In a large bowl or pan (at least 8 qt.), combine 4 quarts water, kosher salt, and 3/4 cup sugar. Stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Rinse ...
Broccoli and Smoked Turkey Focaccia Sandwiches
Steam broccoli, covered, 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. While the broccoli cooks, combine cream cheese, dressing, and Italian seasoning in a bowl...
Butterflied, Dry Brined Roasted Turkey with Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella
1. For the turkey: Four days before service, place the salt, sage, thyme, black peppercorns, and allspice into a spice grinder and pulse until the ...
Buttermilk-Marinated Turkey with Onion Gravy
1. Place the turkey, breast side up, in a large plastic bag or oven-roasting bag. Add the hot sauce, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper to the buttermil...
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