A Great Thanksgiving Turkey!!

A Great Thanksgiving Turkey!!

14 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 93% would make again

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2 tb Garlic powder
1/4 c Soy sauce
Juice of 2 Oranges
2 cn Whole berry cranberry sauce
1 c Water
18 lb Turkey; (18 to 20)
Salt & pepper; to taste
1 c Honey
1 c Orange marmalade
1 12-oz bottle teriyaki sauce
4 Yellow onions; diced

Original recipe makes 1



1 handful mixed fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, parsley etc.) Clean the turkey well and dry completely. Season the entire bird with salt, pepper and the garlic powder. Spray a large roasting pan (preferably one with a lid...or you can use aluminum foil) and the inside of the lid with non-stick cooking spray. Place the onions on the bottom of the roasting pan. Set the seasoned turkey on top of the onions. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cranberry sauce, marmalade, teriyaki sauce, honey, soy sauce, the juice from the oranges and the water until well blended. (Stuff the juiced orange rinds inside the cavity of the turkey for moisture!) Pour the mixture over the turkey. Place the fresh herbs on top of the turkey. Tightly secure the lid or cover the pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Be sure to cover tightly to keep any steam from escaping the pan. Roast the turkey at 425? for 3 hours. Do not open the lid during cooking! After 3 hours of cooking, reduce the oven temperature to 350? and remove the lid or foil from the pan. Also, remove the herbs from the top of the turkey and discard. Continue roasting the turkey, uncovered, for about 30 minutes more or until the turkey is golden and cooked through completely. (To test doneness: the meat between the leg and thigh, when pierced with a fork shows clear juices escaping.) Allow the turkey to rest 20 minutes before carving.

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This turkey tasted alright for Thanksgiving Dinner but it didn't make good gravy and the flavour wasn't good for making soup or any other type of leftovers. Only make enough for one meal! Not good for leftovers!
unruhmissions 2y ago

I used this recipe this year for Thanksgiving and my family loved it! I would recommend this recipe:)
honeyabeja 2y ago

Used this recipe the other day... it was awesome. The turkey came out really moist and flavorful.
jlkendall47 3y ago

This recipe was delicious. I loved it! Will definitely be using it in years to come. I changed the temp to 350 and it cooked perfectly.
Jewade07 3y ago

Awesome recipe! I make it every year!
csengirl 3y ago

Incredible. Moist, so moist. What can I say, it's what everyone wants to achieve for a really great turkey.
Alexandriaholt74 4y ago

Great and easy to follow!
cws2 4y ago

absolutely tremendous ,very moist and tender made this last Christmas will make again this year john England
wild123 4y ago

Just don't put the onions on the bottom of pan everything else was great also put foil on bottom of pan because marinade stuck a lot
Taytay1 5y ago

425 too high should be 350 max !!
kardad313 6y ago

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