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Friday, January 1, 2010

Citrus glazed turkey

Posted by Life is Awesome Here On 11:27 AM 2 comments


During the past holiday season I had a chance to cook a whole turkey, so I decided to try something new, well it turned out great. This is a whole turkey that was stuffed with macaroni and apples and cooked for about 3 hours.

Stuffing Ingredient.

1 cup macaroni.
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
2 springs of rosemary.
3 springs of thyme.
2 table spoons olive oil.
1 apple cored peeled and sliced.

Prepare your stuffing by cooking the macaroni with rosemary, thyme and salt. When the macaroni is ready remove the thyme, rosemary and discard all the extra water. Now add the olive oil, apples and pepper stir it all together.

Turkey paste.

1/2 of orange skined.
1/2 of grapefruit.
1 Meyers lemon.
4 springs of thyme.
2 cloves of garlic.
1 apple peele and cored.
1/2 of onion.
2 tablespoons of olive oil.
1 1/2 tablespoon McCormick chicken seasoning.
2 tablespoon seasoning salt.
1 cup chicken broth.
2 teaspoons sea salt.
  rosemary optional.

Take all the ingredients and put them in a processor or a blender, blend till it becomes like a solid paste.

Turkey

Preheat your oven to 350 degree, take your stuffing and stuff the inside of the turkey, divide your paste in half and paste all the turkey with one of them leaving the other half for later, you can also put some more slices of orange or apples on the turkey before putting it in the oven. Cover your turkey with foil put it inside the oven, after about 1 to 2 hours check on your turkey and paste it with the other half of the paste that you have. Uncover your turkey for the last 30 min of cooking allowing it to brown up. Remove from the oven and let the juices rest for about 20 minutes before carving.

2 comments:

That sounds/looks amazing! Excellent job. What a beautiful bird. Out of sheer curiosity, could the bird potentially be a candidate for brick oven cooking or would it just be too much heat too fast? My best experiences have been slow cooked birds.

You can cook it in the brick oven, but it would have to be put in at the end of a cooking cycle, meaning that you would bake bread or what ever you want, and then put the bird in. The heat in the oven should be around 400 at that time. I will need to try that next time I have the oven going.

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