Roasted Turkey with Old Fashioned Bread Dressing

Roasted Turkey with Old Fashioned Bread Dressing

Servings: 12

10 Pound whole turkey
1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
1/4 Teaspoon granulated garlic
6 Ounces herb dressing mix
1/4 Cup unsalted butter
5 Ounces onion chopped
5 Ounces celery chopped
2 Ounces English walnuts, chopped
1-1/4 Cup water
4 Ounces sour cream
2 Ounces sun-dried cherries

Method

Turkey

Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.
Remove backbone and legs from turkey.
Sprinkle turkey with salt, pepper and garlic. Roast legs along with the breast in a shallow pan, on a rack in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for about 20 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F. in the breast and 180 degrees F. in the legs.

Dressing

In a saute pan, melt butter; add onion, celery and walnuts. Saute until crispy tender.
Add water, sour cream, cherries and seasoning packet from dressing (if appropriate). Bring to a boil.
Stir in bread crumbs and mix until liquid is absorbed.
Place in a prepared baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 20 minutes or until heated throughout.

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