Lavender Honey  Turkey

Cashmere & Cocktails

why you'll love this recipe: 

– It's perfect for a family gathering! – You only need 9 ingredients – There is very little skill involved


– Whole Turkey – Salt and Pepper  – Lavender – Thyme – Rosemary – Honey – Balsamic – Garlic – White wine


Preheat oven to 450°F and set the oven rack to the lowest shelf. Season the turkey with salt and pepper, then transfer to the oven for 30 minutes.


In a small saucepan, combine lavender, fresh herbs, honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic and white wine. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer 2-3 minutes then remove from heat.


Pour ¼ of the lavender mixture over the turkey. Add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the roasting pan. Reduce the oven to 350°F and transfer the turkey back into the oven. Continue cooking, basting every 40 minutes with additional lavender mixture until it reaches an internal temperature of 170°F.


Add an additional 1-2 cups of water to the botton of the roasting pan halfway through cooking if needed. Remove the turkey from the oven and tent the turkey loosely with foil. Allow to rest 20-30 minutes. Carve the turkey and serve. Enjoy!