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Recipe of Juicy Christmas Turkey
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Juicy Christmas Turkey

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For the turkey to be really juicy it must be left soaking- ideally 24 hours before baking it in order to absorb the salt.

Ingredients

8 servings
  • 1 Cup of Salt (for the salt solution)
  • 1 Cup of brown sugar (for the salt solution)
  • 2 pieces of orange in quarters (for the salt solution)
  • 2 pieces of green lemon in quarters (for the salt solution)
  • 6 branches of fresh thyme (for the salt solution)
  • 4 branches of rosemary fresh (for the salt solution)
  • 5 kilos of Turkey one piece
  • 4 spoonfuls of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 piece of onion cut into slices
  • 1 piece of orange large cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 branch of celery cut into pieces of 2 cm (0.78 in)
  • 1 piece of carrot large, cut into pieces of 2 cms (0.78 in)
  • 2 leaves of laurel
  • 2 branches of thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken soup
  • 4 cups of turkey broth (for the gravy)
  • 1 Cup of White wine dry (for the gravy)
  • 4 spoonfuls of unsalted butter (for the gravy)
  • 1/4 of Cup of flour (for the gravy)
  • Salt and pepper (for the gravy)

    Preparation

    Clean the turkey and rinse under cold water.
    Prepare the salt solution by mixing the salt, brown sugar, oranges, lemons, thyme, and rosemary.
    Let the well-covered turkey soaking in the refrigerator, immersed in the salt solution for 24 hours.
    Preheat the oven to 160° C (320°F)
    Remove the turkey from the salt solution and rinse under cold water.
    Dry it with paper towels (inside and outside)
    Place the turkey on the baking tray and cover all sides with butter.Season inside and outside of the turkey with salt and pepper.
    Stuff the turkey with the onion, orange, celery, carrot, bay leaves and thyme.
    Tie legs with kitchen twine.
    Put the turkey in the oven (with the breast down) for 1 hour.
    Remove from the oven and coat with 1/2 cup of chicken broth (or turkey broth).
    Coat again (with breast up this time) and roast for 1 hour 45 minutes (2 hours more). Every half hour, remove the turkey from the oven and coat with 3/4 cup of chicken broth.
    Remove the turkey from the oven and leave covered with aluminum foil in the platter where it will be served.
    Meanwhile, take all the juices released by the turkey and put them in a measuring cup. Remove the fat from the top.
    Place the tray on which the turkey was roasted on 2 burners on the stove and return the turkey liquid. Add the white wine and 1 cup of turkey broth.
    Stir With a spoon to remove all the pieces of the turkey that were stuck together in the sauce and stir well.
    Add the other 3 cups of turkey broth
    Allow it to reduce to medium-high heat.
    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, melt the butter and when bubbles are formed add the flour. Stir with a balloon whisk without stopping.
    Add the turkey broth that was reduced and stir well.
    Let it thicken about 10 minutes and serve with the turkey.

    TIPS

    The turkey thermometer should indicate a temperature of 70 degrees when ready.

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    Nutritional information
    * Percentage of daily values ​​based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
    Calories
    1341
    kcal
    67%
    Carbohydrates
    38.5
    g
    13%
    Proteins
    187
    g
    373%
    Lipids
    44.5
    g
    68%
    Fiber
    0.8
    g
    1.7%
    Sugar
    32.0
    g
    36%
    Cholesterol
    509
    mg
    170%
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    Ratings (10)
    Rocío Bautista
    23/12/2018 12:59:55
    se necesita agua? o hay que exprimir las naranjas y limones y solo con eso?
    Alfredo G. Escribano
    23/12/2018 12:42:00
    no pone la cantidad de agua (si la lleva) para la solución de sal?? es lo más importante!!
    2210853555599567
    23/12/2018 09:37:00
    Acabo de descubrir esta receta y acabo de preparar el azúcar y la sal, solo que el pavo me salió algo pequeño, espero que me quede súper jugoso! Gracias por hacernos la vida fácil y mimar a nuestras familias !
    Marisol Go
    01/01/2018 11:15:01
    Con esta deliciosa receta el Pavo quedo delicioso y nada seco.
    Nanci Galindo
    22/12/2017 12:41:35
    Si ya la he cocinado y si queda muy jugoso!!!
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