Northern Italian Stuffed Turkey- Delicato Family Cookbook
FLAVOR INTENSITY OF POPULAR CALIFORNIA WINES (See the proper method for matching food: Cranberry Mold Recipe )
DELICATE: WHITE WINES: Sparkling Wine, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, White Wine Blend. RED WINES: Red Wine Blend.
MODERATE: WHITE WINES: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rhine. RED WINES: Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Merlot.
ABUNDANT: WHITE WINES: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. RED WINES: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Delicato Family Cookbook Recipe:
Rinse and dry turkey. Combine ground beef, onion, rice, garlic, parsley, cheese and egg. Mix well. Stuff turkey with dressing. Rub bird with olive oil. Pour wine over turkey. Season skin of turkey with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 500°. Place bird in oven for 20 minutes, tightly covering the pan. Reduce temperature to 375° and cook bird for an additional 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Carrots, potatoes, and celery pieces may be added during the last 30 minutes of cooking. More liquid, wine or water, might be needed during the cooking time.
Wine Suggestion: California Zinfandel