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                          ROAST TURKEY WITH GRAVY
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Appetizers
                 Poultry                          Microwave
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   12       lb           Turkey
                         Salt and pepper to taste
    6       tb           Flour
                         Salt and pepper
                         Chicken broth
   1. If turkey is frozen it may be defrosted in the
   Microwave Oven (follow directions in your manual), or
   it may be defrosted by placing it in the refrigerator
   overnight or until thawed. 2. Wash turkey and pat it
   dry. Sprinkle inside cavity with salt and pepper, to
   taste. 3. Tie legs together. Tie wings and legs to
   body. 4. Invert a heat-resistant, non-metallic saucer
   or small casserole cover in a shallow, 10-inch,
   heat-resistant, non- metallic baking dish.
   5. Place turkey breast-side-down on the saucer.
   6. Heat, uncovercd, for half of cooking time, 3
   minutes per pound (36 minutes).
   7. Turn the turkey breast-side-up and continue cooking
   covered with a paper towel for the remaining half of
   the cooking time. (3 minutes per pound or an
   additional 36 minutes). 8. Insert a meat thermometer
   into fleshy portion of turkey, not touching any bones.
   It should register 160ø F. DO NOT PLACE THERMOMETER IN
   MICROWAVE OVEN while cooking. 9. If temperature is not
   160ø F return turkey to Microwave Oven for an
   additional few minutes until correct temperature is
   reached. 10. Let turkey stand covered with aluminum
   foil at room temperature 20 to 30 minutes to finish
   cooking. The internal temperature of the turkey should
   be 170øF after standing. 11. While the turkey is
   standing at room temperature, prepare the gravy. The
   turkey should be removed from the roasting pan. 12.
   Pour the pan drippings into a bowl, leaving the
   residue in the pan.
   13. Allow the fat to rise to the top. Skim off about 6
   tablespoons of fat. Reserve pan drippings. (If there
   is not enough fat, add butter or margarine to make 6
   tablespoons total. Discard any excess fat.)
   14. Return fat to the baking dish.
   15. Blend in flour and salt and pepper, to taste.
   16. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 4 minutes or
   until lightly browned.
   17. Measure the remaining pan drippings and add enough
   chicken broth to make 3 cups.
   18. Gradually stir liquid into flour mixture until
   smooth, scraping the sides of the pan to loosen any
   particles that stick to the pan.
   19. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 14 minutes or
   until thickened and smooth. Stir occasionally during
   last half of cooking.
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