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Whiskey and Orange Glazed Turkey


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Whiskey and Orange Glazed Turkey

1 13-15 pound turkey

1/2 cup Scotch whiskey

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon Colman’s English Mustard Powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon turmeric

Freshly ground black pepper

3 oranges, cut in halves

2 large golden onions, with peel on and cut into wedges

1/2 cup avocado, safflower or canola oil

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  2. In a medium bowl, make glaze by combining whiskey, soy sauce, brown sugar and spices.

  3. Place turkey, breast side down in a large roasting pan.

  4. Place 2 oranges in the turkey cavity.

  5. Lightly squeeze juice from remaining orange over the turkey.

  6. Place orange rinds and onion wedges around the turkey.

  7. Pour broth into the roasting pan.

  8. Pour oil over the turkey and roast for 30 minutes.

  9. Remove turkey from oven and pour glaze over the turkey.

  10. Roast for two more hours, then check the temperature by inserting a thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. Continue roasting until turkey is 165°F.

  11. Remove turkey from the oven, loosely tent with foil and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

  12. Serve with gravy and cranberry sauce