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by mich168 on October 19, 2004 06:59 AM
CHANGE OF PACE: This year, to fancy up that holiday bird, try bathing it in champagne as in this recipe, or even using nonalcoholic sparkling wine or cider. It's a simple but fancy way out of the "plain old roasted turkey" rut!

Champagne-Roasted Turkey
12 servings
One 7-pound bone-in turkey breast
1/2 pound red seedless grapes, stemmed and cut in half (about 1-1/2 cups), divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bottle (750 ml) champagne (see Change of Pace)
1 can (14 ounces) ready-to-use chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Place the turkey in the pan and spoon 1 cup grape halves into the neck cavity. Season the turkey all over with the salt and pepper. Pour the champagne into the pan around the turkey.
3. Roast the turkey for 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours, or until no pink remains and its juices run clear, basting every 30 minutes with the pan juices. If the turkey begins to get too browned, cover loosely with aluminum foil.
4. In a medium saucepan, combine the chicken broth, cornstarch, and the pan drippings with the fat removed; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup grape halves and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.
5. Carve the turkey and serve with the champagne-grape sauce.

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by gardenmom32210 on October 19, 2004 03:45 PM
Mmmmm...that sounds yummy!
I've done a ham with champagne and cherries and it was awesome,I bet this is just as good!

Thanks for sharing [kissies]

G-Mom [grin]
by afgreyparrot on October 19, 2004 07:26 PM
That does sound delicious!

But, if I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner and had a bottle of champagne, I doubt that much of it would end up on the turkey!

(Ahhh.....Moet White Star! My favorite!)

Cindy

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Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car!
by mich168 on October 20, 2004 04:39 AM
Bad Girl! LOL
Can I join you??? [muggs]

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