Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My New Favorite Turkey Recipe

I know it's February, but I love big turkey dinners with all the trimmings. We always buy 2-3 extras when they go on sale for Thanksgiving so I can have my fix. This time I tried a Cuban inspired seasoning mix and WOW is all I can say. This has orange and lemon and lots of garlic. I strayed from the original recipe as per usual so I will only give mine.

1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of lemon juice
4 tablespoons  chopped garlic
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon black pepper

 whisk all the ingredients together and there is your marinade. place turkey in it overnight breast side down in the fridge. I know many of you don't like the turkey bags, but I have to use them for the simple fact that the turkeys they put on sale around Thanksgiving are rather dry otherwise and I don't have the energy to baste it as often as I should, so you decide bag or baste. I use the bag as directed for time and also used the flour in the bag as directed but I didn't cook it breast side up as stated just to keep that breast soaking in the yummy marinade. My last step before sealing the bag was to put the lemon and orange slices in the turkey cavity.

I didn't have my camera ready, but everyone knows what a turkey looks like cooked =)

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