OVEN ROASTED AND CRUSTED TURKEY

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Cook time : 3 hour

Level : Medium

Serve : 12

I have a perfect  and special Turkey recipe for you . This turkey recipe is great any time of the year  or  for Christmas  and so delicious . It is outside crusted  and inside juicy , tender . Step by step instructions  with photos  and  how to make marine and roast turkey for Thanksgiving .

 

INGREDIENTS :

1 turkey , 5 kg ( 11pound)

FOR MARINADE SAUCE INGREDIENTS :

1 cup fresh   orange juice

3 tbsp  butter , room temperature

4 tbsp  olive oil

1 cup plain  yogurt

1 tbsp  soy sauce

1/2 tbsp  brown sugar

8 cloves garlic , chopped

1 tbsp  honey

1 tbsp  sea salt

1 tbsp  fresh  mint , chopped

1 tbsp   fresh rosemary , chopped

1 tbsp  fresh  thyme , chopped

1 tbsp  red  pepper flakes

1 tsp black pepper, ground

1 tsp  cayenne

1 tbsp  lemon peel , grated

Combine  the orange juice , butter , olive oil , yogurt , soy sauce , brown sugar , garlic , honey , sea salt mint , rosemary , thyme , red pepper flakes , black pepper , cayenne , lemon peel in a medium size bowl , mix them and set aside .

FOR  PREPARING   TURKEY :

1- Remove the neck and giblets . Wash and drain. Lay the turkey breast  side up . Use your fingertips and work your way under the skin of the turkey to separate from the breast to turkey legs  and develop  a packet . Fill a kitchen syringe with the marinate sauce and inject in the breast, wings, legs and the back .

2- Rub the turkey with the marinate sauce. Place the turkey in a deep oven tray and pour remain sauce on the turkey and cover it with a plastic wrap. Place the turkey in your refrigerator for at least 5 hour or overnight .

FOR COOKING DIRECTIONS :

1- Preheat your oven 220 degrees centigrade ( 428 Fahrenheit ) . Remove the turkey from refrigerator  and set aside in  your  room temperature for 50 minutes . Place the turkey and veggies  on a sheet tray and  pour the remaining  marinade sauce on your turkey  . Cover it  a oven paper  and aluminum  foil. Place it in the oven .

( or    2 .option , Place oven bag in a deep roasting pan , add 1 tbs flour into bag and shake to coat it , place your  turkey in the bag , seal the oven bag with  its ties and pierce the bag upper side ,place it your oven.)

2- Roast your turkey for 2 hour . After 2 hours , remove the foil and oven paper so the skin gets golden   and crispy. To check the turkey is cooked , if you are at all worried  just stick  a meat termometer in the  thickest  part of the turkey. When  the internal temperature has reached 70 -75 degrees C. it is ready to come out .

3- Let it rest for 20  minutes  before serving.

4- You can use the turkey juice for preparing sauce. Blend  the veggies and the turkey juice until smooth , add a little lemon juice in it, taste and serve it with the turkey .

Bon appetite .

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2 thoughts on “OVEN ROASTED AND CRUSTED TURKEY

  1. Many thanksfor this yummy recipe. Will surely try it out 🙂

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