Yogurt-Glazed Roast Turkey

Yogurt-Glazed Roast Turkey
Staff Writer
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
598
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
20g
22%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
76g
58%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
19mg
25%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
257µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
685mg
69%
Choline, total
35mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
22g
88%
Folate, total
116µg
29%
Iron, Fe
16mg
89%
Magnesium, Mg
121mg
38%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
279mg
40%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
1047mg
70%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
226g
8%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.