Michael Tyrrell's Mahogany Roast Turkey

A yummy maple syrup and soy sauce mixture gives this holiday favorite a sweet and savory bite.

Michael Tyrrell's Mahogany Roast Turkey
Servings: 14 Prep 15 mins Roast 350°F 1 hr 30 mins Roast 450°F 30 mins


  • 1 16 pound turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and halved crosswise
  • 2 celery ribs, halved crosswise
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 6 tablespoons flour

Make It


1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Season turkey cavity with salt and pepper. Stuff with onion, carrots and celery. Tie up legs or tuck them into flap of skin. Place turkey in a large, deep roasting pan; roast at 450 degrees F for 30 minutes.

3. Whisk soy, maple syrup and butter in a bowl.

4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Roast turkey at 350 degrees F, basting every 15 minutes with soy sauce mixture, for 1-1/2 hours or until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180 degrees F. Remove from oven; tent with foil.


5. Scrape pan drippings into a fat separator. Pour de-fatted liquid into a medium-size saucepan. Add chicken broth and wine. Whisk in flour and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 14; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 775, Fat, total (g): 26, chol. (mg): 428, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 117, sodium (mg): 776, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.