Lavender Honey Turkey
This simple Lavender Honey Turkey recipe is flavoured with fresh herbs, dried lavender buds, and sweet honey. It's the perfect turkey recipe to serve at your next gathering!
1 meat thermometer
1 roasting rack
1 roasting pan
- 1 Turkey Whole, 20-22lbs
- ½ teaspoon Salt and Pepper To taste
- 3 teaspoon Lavender Dried
- 2 tablespoon Thyme Fresh
- 2 tablespoon Rosemary Fresh
- ¾ cup Honey
- ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 Garlic cloves Minced
- 1 cup White wine Dry
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!
Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 40gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 163IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg