Braised Turkey with Gravy
Why This Recipe Works
Braised turkey promises juicy, rich-tasting meat and sumptuous gravy, but to achieve this, we found it takes some finesse. The key step was to use two oven temperatures. We started cooking turkey pieces, uncovered, in a 500-degree oven, which gave the turkey, and more importantly the gravy, a rich, roasted flavor. We then turned the oven down to 325, covered the turkey, and allowed it to slowly cook, which helped the meat retain its moisture and remain tender.