Citrus-Sage Roast Turkey with Gravy: Large Crowd

240 mins (prep 60)
14 ingredients
makes 8 to 10 servings
Sage is to turkey what cinnamon is to apples; they go together like bread and butter. The seasoned butter on this bird is a bright and herbal mix of chopped sage leaves and fresh orange and lemon zest, which bathes the breast with the essence of the Thanksgiving aroma. For the all-important gravy, we offer two homemade options for stock, as well as store-bought chicken broth. We can't rave enough about the gravy made from the brown turkey stock. Trust us when we say it produces the most soul-satisfying sauce, and because it's not dependent on the giblets from your turkey, it can be made weeks ahead and frozen. If you're hosting a smaller group for Thanksgiving this year, such as a group of four, or perhaps even just the two of you, we suggest forgoing the whole bird for a turkey breast with the same prep. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of our Gourmet Modern Menu for Thanksgiving for 2 or 20. Menu also includes: Roasted Butternut Squash Ribbons with Arugula, Pancetta, and Hazelnut Salad; Mashed Potato and Cauliflower Gratin; Cabernet-Cranberry Sauce with Figs; Challah, Sausage, and Dried Cherry Stuffing; and for dessert, Apple Crostata with Spiced Caramel Sauce .

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Serving Size (100.22 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 192.98 Calories from Fat 74.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.28g 101.91%
Saturated Fat 2.49g 99.46%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 67.43mg 179.82%
Sodium 982.41mg 327.47%
Total Carbohydrate 9.84g 26.24%
Dietary Fiber 0.39 g 12.42%
Sugars 1.02 g %
Protein 18.27g 292.32%
Vitamin A 7.32IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 37.15mg% Iron 1.62mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
finely chopped fresh sage leaves, grated lemon zest, freshly ground black pepper, navel orange, medium red onion, freshly ground black pepper, metal skewers, special equipment, small, large