Asian inspired citrus turkey recipe

Turkey recipe

  • 21 pound turkey, defrosted
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp chicken powder
  • 1/4 cup melted palm sugar with 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 lemon grass split and half
  • 1 or 2 oranges sliced
  • 4 stick of butter
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey

 

To make the brine:

  • Add the apple cider, water, salt, chicken powder, palm sugar, brown sugar, lemon grass and orange slices to a large bucket. 
  • Dunk the turkey until submerged.
  • Add ice. 
  • Cover with lid and let brine overnight 12-24 hours.

 

To prepare turkey:

  • Pat dry.
  • Use a spoon and gently lift the skin off the meat. You can also use your hands.
  • Spread butter under the skin.
  • Stuff the turkey with the veggies.
  • Tie the turkey ends, fold the wings under.
  • Add veggies and water to the roasting pan.
  • Place turkey in roasting pan.
     

Baking:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake turkey covered with aluminum foil for one hour, then remove foil.
  • Bake turkey until the breast temperature is 165 degrees. 
  • Baste turkey with pan drippings.
  • Last 15 minutes, brush with honey.

Comments

Hi. Looking for your recipe for your milk bread. I have the video. Just want to print out ingredients. Thanks. Sandy

This recipe has given me an idea of marinating our chicken differently and also modify the potato and minced lamb stuffing that we generally use in India. Instead of coating with egg and frying I could try baking instead. More healthy, perhaps.

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