Christmas is coming! Everywhere you go the feeling of the festive season is in the air. Stores start decorating their windows with Christmas sale signs, and Christmas songs play over the radio on your favorite station as you drive to work.
This magical time of year may bring fond memories of playing in the snow –or sun, depending on where you live. Gathering around the tree to share presents and the fun, smiles, and laughter of the day will remain etched into your memory forever. We’re sure that you recall Christmas lunch as well. Roasted turkey with mash potatoes and plenty of other sides – Christmas day is a feast that you can’t forget.
With the season fast approaching, it’s time to get your gourmet chef game down. If you’ve never attempted to serve Christmas dinner for your family and friends, then we have the perfect Christmas dinner guide for you. Our recipes are easy to make and taste fantastic, give a few of them a go and let us know what you think!
1. Garlic Roasted Turkey with Lemon and Sage
Christmas dinner isn’t the same without a big roasted bird. However, cooking a turkey is no small feat by any means. It’s 4-hours or more of tentative care in the kitchen, get it wrong, and your family will go hungry. Don’t stress out – we have the perfect recipe for you to follow, give our garlic roasted bird with lemon and sage a go.
A 12 to 14-lbs. Turkey, (we prefer a free-range bird.)
2-stalks celery, chopped.
4-large carrots, chopped.
2-yellow onions, sliced.
1-cup low-sodium chicken broth.
7-tablespoons grass-fed butter.
Cracked black pepper and crushed Himalayan pink salt.
3-cloves minced garlic.
¼-cup fresh sage, chopped.
1-lemon, juice squeezed and zest grated.
1-cup parsley, chopped.
Heat the oven to 400F. Pat the turkey dry with towels and leave to meet room temperature. Season the cavity with the parsley, salt, and pepper. Tie the legs together and fold the wings under the body. Place on a wire baking rack with the breast facing up.
Add the veggies to a baking dish and drizzle with coconut oil, place the wire rack into the roasting dish.
Take a small mixing bowl and add the remaining parsley with the sage and garlic, along with 1-teaspoon of the lemon juice, the lemon zest, and the melted coconut oil. Mix until combined.
Lift the turkey and rub the seasoning mix all over the skin. Place the turkey in the oven and roast for 30 to 45-minutes. Add the broth to the baking dish and cover the bird in aluminum foil. Reduce the oven temperature to 375F and cook the bird for another 2-hours. Preserve all the turkey drippi9ngs and vegetables for the gravy. Let the turkey rest for an hour before carving.