Roasted Pastured Turkey
1 pastured turkey, whole, 12-15 pounds
3 apples, small
3 onions, small
3 stalks celery, plus leaves
3 sprigs rosemary
Celtic sea salt
pepper, freshly ground
Rinse and drain the turkey. If you are starting with a frozen turkey, be certain it is completely thawed. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Quarter and core the apples. Peel and quarter the onions. Slice the celery into 2-3-inch lengths. Add about 6 Tablespoons of olive oil to the cavity of the bird. Stuff the bird with the apples, celery, onions and rosemary. Rub the outside of the bird with olive oil. Sprinkle the bird with salt and freshly ground pepper, then rub into the skin.
Place the turkey in a roaster, leaving room on the sides. Bake approximately 4½ hours or until meat thermometer reads 180 degrees when pushed into the thigh. Remove the turkey from the oven and allow to rest for approximately 20 minutes before carving. The rest period allows the juices to redistribute and results in more tender meat.
Recipe courtesy of Keith Tindall of White Egret Farm
Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
5 pounds sweet potatoes (yams)
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ Tablespoon Herbamare
1/16 teaspoon cinnamon spice concentrate
1/16 teaspoon ginger spice concentrate
Peel and chop sweet potatoes into approximately 1-inch triangle shapes. Melt coconut oil. In a large bowl, mix sweet potatoes with coconut oil and add Herbamare to taste. Divide the mixture evenly to 3 large sheet pans. With 350 degree oven, roast sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Pull out and stir. Repeat approximately every 10 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft and brown. Remove and place sweet potatoes back in the bowl. Add in cinnamon and ginger extracts and gently mix the sweet potatoes by hand. Serve immediately or transfer to large container, label and refrigerate for later use.
Makes approximately one quart
Recipe courtesy of James Thomas of R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Atlanta
Cranberry Apple Crunch
3 cooking apples (e.g. Granny Smith) peeled and cut into cubes
1 bag fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup Rapadura sweetener
1 stick melted butter
1/3 cup honey
2¼ cups oats
1½ cups chopped walnuts
Mix apples, cranberries and Rapadura and place in coconut oil greased casserole dish. Mix melted butter, honey, oats and chopped walnuts and pour over apples and cranberries. Bake in a covered dish for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Serves 6 to 8
Recipe courtesy of Nicki Rubin