Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/3 cup coarse kosher salt

  2. 12 small clementines or tangerines (about); peel finely grated (3 tablespoons); fruit wrapped, chilled

  3. 1 20-to 22-pound turkey, rinsed, patted dry; neck, heart, and gizzard reserved for Turkey Stock

  4. 2 large onions, quartered

  5. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

  6. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  7. 6 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth, divided

  8. Turkey Stock

  9. 4 ounces country ham, Serrano ham, or thick-cut smoked bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice

  10. 6 tablespoons all purpose flour

  11. 2 cups freshly brewed coffee

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For turkey:

  2. Rub salt and clementine peel together in small bowl. Sprinkle some seasoned salt in main and neck cavities of turkey. Place turkey in large roasting pan. Reserve 2 teaspoons clementine salt for roasting; sprinkle remaining salt all over turkey. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate turkey overnight. Rinse turkey thoroughly inside and out; pat dry. Rinse large roasting pan and wipe dry. Place rack in pan; place turkey on rack and let stand uncovered at room temperature 1 hour. Set rack at lowest position in oven and preheat to 375°F. Tuck turkey wing tips under. Cut 6 clementines into quarters (reserve remaining clementines for another use). Stuff cut clementines and onions into main cavity. Tie legs together loosely. Spread butter all over turkey. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon pepper and reserved 2 teaspoons clementine salt. Pour 3 cups chicken broth into pan. Roast turkey 45 minutes; baste with pan juices. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Roast turkey until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 165°F, basting occasionally with pan juices, adding more broth to maintain liquid level, and covering loosely with foil if browning too quickly, about 3 3/4 hours. Transfer turkey to platter; tent with foil and let rest 30 to 45 minutes (internal temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees). For gravy:

  3. Pour juices from roasting pan into large measuring cup. Spoon off fat that rises to surface into 1-cup measuring cup. Add enough Turkey Stock to degreased pan juices to measure 5 cups. If necessary, add enough fat reserved from Turkey Stock to fat from pan juices to measure 1/2 cup. Heat 1/2 cup fat in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ham and sauté 3 minutes. Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute. Whisk in 5 cups broth mixture and coffee. Boil until gravy is reduced to 61/2 cups, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with pepper. Serve turkey with gravy.


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