Thanksgiving Turkey

FIRST STEP

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • 1 lb salt
  • 1 chopped celery
  • Juice of 3 oranges
  • Peel of 3 oranges
  • Rosemary
  • Ice

Directions:

  • Rinse the turkey with water.
  • In a large bowl, place all ingredients with water.
  • Add the turkey and the ice.
  • Wait 12 hours.
  • Remove from the container and wash the turkey with water.

SECOND STEP

Ingredients:

  • 1 bar of butter
  • 1 grated white onion
  • 1 Onion cut into pieces
  • Juice of 4 oranges
  • Peel of 4 oranges
  • 1 cup of wine
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp of rosemary
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves previously liquefied
  • 2 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tsp of salt
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 4 branches of chopped celery

Directions:

  • Detach the skin from the breast.
  • Mix the grated onion, wine, mustard, orange juice, thyme, bay leaf, garlic, wine vinegar, olive oil, cloves, pepper and salt.
  • Soak the turkey with the butter, under and above the skin.
  • Fill the turkey with onion and orange peels.
  • Pour the mixture prepared above over the turkey.
  • Marinate for 8 hours.
  • In the baking dish, place a bed of celery and carrot.
  • Place the turkey and pour the sauce.
  • Cover the turkey with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 4 hours at 300 F.
  • Baste the turkey with its juice every 30 minutes.
  • Uncover at the end and brown for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the onion and the orange peels from the filling.

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