Turkey is one dish that can not be missing on the table during Thanksgiving or the Christmas holidays. Although this is a more popular tradition in the United States, many homes worldwide share this delicious custom.
There is more than one way to make marinated turkey or seasoned turkey. Each family has its tricks, so in each home, the turkey will have a particular and unique flavor. If you still don’t know how to do it and want to start with an easy and delicious recipe, we will show you how to marinate turkey. Keep reading!
The first thing you need to do is wash the turkey with cold water inside and out. Then, dry it as well as possible. You can also place the turkey in a large bowl, dipped in a saltwater mixture.
Use kitchen string to tie the thighs and wings together. Prepare the turkey marinade by mixing the salt, crushed garlic, cumin, lemon juice, sugar, thyme, rosemary, and coriander.
Soak the turkey in this marinade for a day and chill it in the fridge. The more time in advance you have to prepare the marinated turkey, the better it will taste. In most cases, you need to start seasoning it one day before baking.
The next day, she takes the turkey from the refrigerator and preheats the oven to 220 ° C . While it is heating, rinse the turkey in cold water to remove the remnants of the marinade mixture. Dry it with absorbent paper.
Place the turkey on a baking sheet; for a juicy turkey, spread a little butter, salt, and pepper over the turkey for seasoning. Add, inside, a small onion, celery, carrot, and thyme leaves.
Cook for 2 hours in the oven. Watch it every half hour to make sure it doesn’t overcook and re-season as in the previous step. When it’s cooked, take it out of the oven and let it rest.
Separate the juices that came off the turkey while it was baking and place in a bowl. Make sure, too, to remove the fat that concentrates on the top.
Place the pan where the turkey was baked on top of two of your stove’s burners. Turn them on, and add a cup of wine or beer to the pan, along with chicken or turkey broth.
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Meanwhile, melt a little butter in a pot and when it passes its boiling point, add a little flour and mix well. Finally, add the turkey juice, the wine sauce, and stir everything together until it is homogenous. Serve with this sauce and enjoy a fantastic juicy turkey!
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff