Garlic and Lemon Roasted Turkey
Yield: 10 to 15 servings
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 3hour and 30 minutes
4 large leeks, cut into 4-inch chunks
5 lemons, quartered
5 heads garlic, halved
1 (10- to 15-pound) turkey, cleaned, washed, and patted dry
1 (9-ounce) jar garlic ghee, melted
2 bunches rosemary
2 bunches thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chicken bone broth
1 cup white wine
Special equipment: cooking twine
Place chopped leeks, 3 quartered lemons, and 4 halved heads of garlic in the bottom of a large roasting dish.
Liberally salt the inside of the turkey cavity and pour in several tablespoons of ghee. Stuff the cavity with the remaining halved garlic head, quartered lemon, and one bunch each of thyme and rosemary.
Place the turkey on top of the vegetables in the dish and brush the outside with liberal amounts of the ghee; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with cooking twine and tuck the wing tips under the body of the turkey. Arrange the remaining thyme and rosemary bundles around the turkey; pour in bone broth and white wine.
Place turkey in oven for 10 minutes. Without opening the door, turn down the temperature to 325 degrees and roast for 30 minutes more. Roast for a total of 3 to 4 hours, basting with juices every 15 minutes, until juices run clear when the turkey is cut between the leg and the thigh.
Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil to rest for 15 minutes before carving. Reserve drippings for gravy, if desired.