An irresistible combination of herbs, spices and flavorings give this turkey dish an exotic and delicious appeal. Perfect for family gatherings, holidays and special occasions. Serve with orange slices and your favorite veggies.
- 1 (12 to 14 pound) turkey, neck and bag with heart and gizzard removed
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice from 4 lemons
- Juice from 2 medium oranges
- 6 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
- 3 MAGGI Garlic & Onion Flavor Seasoning Cubes, crushed
- 4 teaspoons sweet paprika
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
- 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- Arrange oven rack in lowest position and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
- Rinse turkey and pat dry; set aside.
- Combine oil, lemon juice, orange juice, bouillon, crushed seasoning cubes, paprika, grated lemon peel, grated orange peel, cumin, oregano and thyme in medium bowl; mix well.
- Rub entire turkey including under the skin and cavity with half of paste. Reserve remaining paste. Place turkey breast-side-up in prepared dish.
- Bake, brushing turkey with remaining paste every hour, for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 175 degrees F.
- Transfer turkey to platter and cover with foil. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before carving.
Prep: 20 min | Cook: 3 hr
Cool: 10 min standing | Servings: 12 to 14
Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestlé and meals.com
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