Canadian turkey with lemon thyme gravy

It's about perfecting the roast — without a single worry.

15 min
2 hrs 30 min


Chef Randy Feltis shares his quick and delicious Canadian turkey recipe, topped with a mouth-watering lemon thyme gravy. Save your stress for another holiday because this recipe is geared to help you save precious kitchen time — without compromising ANY flavour. Happy Thanksgiving!

Serves: approx. 20
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 2.5 hours
Rest time: 30 minutes
Special tools: fine strainer


Turkey Gravy

Turkey Brine


Perfect Turkey Brine: 

  • For the best results place Turkey into brine for 24 hours minimum.  Pat dry on removal.

Roasted Canadian Turkey (legs, thighs & breasts):

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Rub skin with butter and season heavily with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast at 450 F for 20 minutes, and turn the oven down to 325 F until the eternal temperature hits 165 F.
  4. Remove and let rest for 15 minutes.

Lemon Thyme Gravy:

  1.  In a large roasting pan toss bones, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, and tomato paste.
  2. Roast at 400 F until golden.
  3. Remove to a large pot and deglaze the pan with champagne.
  4. Add water and lemon thyme to the pot with pan drippings.
  5. Simmer for 1 hour and then Strain.
  6. In a sauce pot cook butter and flour to a blond colour. Slowly add your turkey stock while whisking.
  7. If you get lumps simply strain, if it’s too thin just reduce the gravy, season, and serve.

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