Roast Turkey with Black-Truffle Butter and White-Wine Gravy

180 mins (prep 45)
10 ingredients
makes 8 servings
When food editor Shelley Wiseman was asked to develop a recipe for an over-the-top turkey, she began by rubbing truffle butter under its skin. "It’s a cheap shot," she admitted, "but it’s damn delicious." We all agreed—it’s the best turkey most of us have ever tasted. The butter, an excellent carrier of that unmistakable truffle flavor, moistens the turkey’s meat and crisps its skin during a high-heat roast. For this splendid centerpiece, a nuanced French shallot-wine sauce is just the thing.

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  • 1 (12-to 14-pound) turkey at room temperature 1 hour, neck and giblets (excluding liver) reserved for turkey stock
  • 6 ounces black-truffle butter, softened, divided
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 4 cups hot classic turkey stock
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • equipment: kitchen string; a 17-by 14-inch flameproof roasting pan with a flat rack; a 2-quart measuring cup or a fat separator


Serving Size (297.24 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 479.48 Calories from Fat 254.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.23g 347.47%
Saturated Fat 14.23g 569.15%
Trans Fat 0.7g %
Cholesterol 135.62mg 361.66%
Sodium 1455.36mg 485.12%
Total Carbohydrate 15.8g 42.14%
Dietary Fiber 0.37 g 11.77%
Sugars 2.01 g %
Protein 24.09g 385.37%
Vitamin A 541.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 61.2mg% Iron 2.05mg%
*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:
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