Turkey Scented with Lemon, Olives & Garlic
Servings and cooking time depend on size of turkey.
This simple way of enhancing the flavor of a turkey can also be used the next time you roast a chicken.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 large garlic bulb, cloves separated
15 large brine-cured black olives
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 sprigs rosemary, needles removed
1. Thinly slice the lemons. Coarsely chop the unpeeled garlic. In a medium-size bowl, combine all ingredients. Place half in the cavity of the turkey. Stuff the remaining under the skin.
2. Cook turkey. Before serving, remove lemon slices and garlic from under the skin. Combine with pan juices and add a cup or two of stock.
3. Simmer juices in a small pot over medium heat for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh colander. Thicken with a tablespoon or so of cornstarch if you desire.
4. Season with salt and pepper, and use as a light sauce for the turkey.