Yogurt-Glazed Roast Turkey

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Yogurt-Glazed Roast Turkey
Dannon

Winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All Stars, chef Richard Blais developed this roasted turkey recipe for Dannon using their Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt. If you can’t get your hands on Dannon, any Greek yogurt will do. The yogurt-based glaze makes the perfect basting liquid and gives a sweet, tangy flavor to the turkey’s skin.

4
Servings
2101
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 10-pound turkey
  • 1 gallon chicken stock
  • 1 gallon ice water
  • 1 1/4 Cup sea salt
  • 1/4 Cup poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 3 Cups nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Cups lemon curd
  • 1/2 Cup dried oregano
  • 1/4 Cup chopped sage
  • 1/4 Cup minced rosemary

Directions

In a medium-sized saucepan, heat  the chicken stock with the salt, sugar, and poultry seasoning until the sugar and salt dissolves. Chill this and add to the ice water. Submerge the turkey in the liquid a brine over night or at least for 6 hours. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the yogurt, lemon curd, oregano, sage, and rosemary together in a bowl. Season the turkey with salt and white pepper and cook in the oven for 1 hour to brown. Reduce the heat to 275 degrees. Using a turkey baster or a ladle, collect some of the drippings and mix with the yogurt mixture. Brush the yogurt baste all over the turkey and finish roasting for about 3-4 more hours. Glaze one final time when the turkey is ready, or save the yogurt and serve for dipping.

Yogurt Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Yogurt Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
79g
100%
Sugar
78g
N/A
Saturated Fat
28g
100%
Cholesterol
743mg
100%
Protein
227g
100%
Carbs
117g
39%
Vitamin A
370µg
41%
Vitamin B12
12µg
100%
Vitamin B6
6mg
100%
Vitamin C
29mg
48%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
251µg
100%
Calcium
792mg
79%
Fiber
10g
40%
Folate (food)
196µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
196µg
49%
Iron
18mg
100%
Magnesium
358mg
90%
Monounsaturated
26g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
78mg
100%
Phosphorus
2119mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
15g
N/A
Potassium
3500mg
100%
Riboflavin (B2)
3mg
100%
Sodium
7984mg
100%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.9mg
59.5%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
18mg
100%

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