- 10 pound turkey thawed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tsp kitchen bouquet
- 2 tsp apricot or orange marmelade
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp garlic
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- Mix the oil, Kitchen Bouquet, seasonings, and marmalade. Heat in a pan on the stove. Brush the turkey well with the glaze. Put in a 350-degree oven. We like to use a probe-style thermometer that inserts into the thigh and is set for 165 degrees F with an alarm. When the turkey reaches this temperature it is perfectly done and can be pulled from the oven. The time will vary according to the size of the bird.
- Cover the bird when it is the color you desire. You can keep brushing with glaze in the beginning until the glaze is used up.
- Put the bird on a big platter with fruits and rosemary. Carve at the table.
- Serve with cranberries or gravy. For the gravy, we used the one that comes with the bird, and we added water to thin it down and reduce the sodium.
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world-famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. After a decade in food service for Hyatt Hotels, Judy launched Food and Health Communications to focus on flavor and health. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude distinction from Johnson and Wales University with a BS in Culinary Art, holds a master’s degree in Food Business from the Culinary Institute of America, 2 art certificates from UC Berkeley Extension, and runs a food photography studio where her love is creating fun recipes.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science and Dietary Guidelines to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.