- Turkey 1, 9 lb approx.
- Natural orange juice 4 cup
- Garlic 8 cloves
- Black pepper 1 tsp
- Rosemary sprigs 2
- White wine 1 cup
- Salt 1 tsp • 1 kcal
- Orange 1, sliced
- Pork ground 1 lb
- Bacon 3 slices
- Onion 1 large
- Green bell pepper 1
- Eggs 1 large • 130 kcal
- Grated bread 1/2 cup
- Olive oil 2 tbsp
- Chopped apples 2 small
- Chopped coriander 2 tbsp
Not sure how to tackle turkey dinner? Don't worry; you're only ten steps away from serving the perfect bird at your big feast. Read on to learn how to cook a turkey.
Here got all the basics instructions for how to cook a turkey from start to finish, every time you need it.
Frozen whole turkeys are available from supermarkets all year round, starting from around 8 pounds, which is enough to feed up to six people
Method 1: For a frozen turkey, thaw in its original plastic wrapper in the fridge. Allow for five hours per pound, or per each 500 g.
Method 2 (quicker): Cover the turkey with cold water, and change with fresh cold water every 30 minutes; allow one hour per pound (500 g).
It is very important to wash the turkey well, I usually use lemon. Sprinkle lemon juice on the turkey and rub for a couple of minutes and rinse. Then dry it with paper towels and the turkey is ready to start.
In a mortar, crush the garlic with salt and pepper.
Rub the turkey with the mixture, inside and out. It is important not to break the skin of the turkey. Inside the turkey cavity place some slices of orange and 2 sprigs of rosemary.
Place in a deep container and cover with orange juice and wine. Cover and refrigerate approximately 3 hours, turning occasionally. Waiting for the turkey to absorb the taste of juice and spices is the most important.
Peel the apple, the onion and remove the seeds of the pepper.
Cut the bacon, onion, apple and green bell pepper into small pieces, crush the garlic.
In a saucepan over medium high heat add the oil, bacon and cook for 3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic until golden. Then incorporate, the spices, the pepper and the meat and cook for at least 10 minutes. Finally, add beaten egg, breadcrumbs and apple. Mix everything well. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place the turkey in a tray and keep the liquid (we will use it later), orange sliced and rosemary. With a teaspoon place the filling inside the cavity of the turkey. Tie the legs together with string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the turkey.
Place the turkey on a deep baking sheet, add the juice, orange and rosemary. Cover with foil and bake for at least 3 hours at 300F. One of the ways to know that the turkey is ready is when the meat begins to separate from the bone.
After the second hour, remove foil to golden the turkey.
When turkey is done, transfer to warm platter. Tent with foil and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes. This allows time for juices at the surface of the bird to distribute evenly throughout the meat. Carve turkey. Eat and enjoy!