Lemon Pepper Turkey Breast and Thighs With Brown Stew Gravy

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Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://mothermayhave.com/2009/11/22/lemon-pepper-turkey-breast-and-thighs-with-brown-stew-gravy/

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

Turkey
1 small turkey breast (4 – 5 lbs.)
2 pounds small turkey thighs (about ¾ each)
1 1/2 cups of chicken stock
1 teaspoon lemon zest (about ½ lemon)
1 inch lemon (cut half)
salt and black pepper, to taste
Gravy
1 clove of garlic (smashed)
1 teaspoon sliced onion
2 tbs. nondairy or soy creamer *
salt and black pepper, to taste

Preparation

1
Pat turkey breast dry.
2
Mash and mix the lemon zest into the butter.
3
Rub the butter over and under the turkey’s skin.
4
Salt and pepper the turkey.
5
Place in crock pot with cut lemon inserted in the cavity of the breast.
6
Pour in stock, cover crock pot and cook on low for 5 – 7 hours.
7
Remove turkey carefully from pot and place in an oven ready dish, in an oven preheated to broil.
8
Cook until skin is crisp, about 15 minutes.
9
Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing the meat.
10
Gravy
11
Heat oil over medium-high heat.
12
Add garlic and onion, allow onion to sweat.
13
Add drippings, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and molasses.
14
Whisk flour and creamer separately.
15
Add to drippings mixture and whisk constantly.
16
Strain and serve immediately.
17
Feel free to use cream if you’d like.

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The turkey I prepared was to me, characteristic of all-American Thanksgiving cuisine, simply seasoned with lemon, butter, salt, pepper, and slow-cooked in a crock pot – a U.S. invention.

Yield:

8.0 servings

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 5:39pm

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