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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Liliana Knigin
  |   September 15, 2016   |  
Our secret recipe for the ultimate, juiciest, moistest Thanksgiving turkey yet! A simple, classic and traditional recipe that doesn't take obscure ingredients or an inordinate amount of time, and lets the lovely flavor of the turkey shine.

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Yield: Serves 16 to 20

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe


  1. Pre heat the oven 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl mix the olive oil, wine, raisins, olives, carrots, onions, bacon, seasonings and salt, mixing well. Marinade for 15 minutes.
  3. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan and with a sharp knife puncture small holes evenly all over the surface of the bird. In each hole place a raisin, an olive, a piece of bacon and piece of onion. Use the rest of the ingredients to stuff the turkey, and pour the remaining liquid from the marinade over the bird. Sprinkle with rosemary.
  4. Place 4 toothpicks on each edge of the turkey, and then cover with aluminum foil. The toothpick will prevent the foil from touching the turkey.
  5. Bake for 3 hours, uncovering and basting every 25 minutes or so. Then remove the foil and baste, and cook uncovered for another 25 minutes until fully done. Rest for 10 minutes, then serve.

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Recipes by Ingredient: Chicken and Poultry Recipes
Recipes by Course or Meal: Main Courses
Recipes by Occasion: Thanksgiving Recipes, Holiday Recipes
Recipes by Cuisine: American Recipes
Recipes by Season: Fall Recipes

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Liliana Knigin

A foodie with a knack for creating elegant recipes, Liliana has been crafting some of our most delicious recipes for over 20 years.

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