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Holiday Orange Roasted Turkey
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8 people
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 12 lb (5280 g) turkey
  • grated zest of 1 whole lemon
  • grated zest of 1 whole navel orange
  • 3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/3 c (80 ml) fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • freshly ground pepper

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1)Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
2)Cut the lemon in half and rub the skin and inside of turkey with the cut side.
3)In a bowl, combine zests of lemon and orange, grated ginger, oil, lemon juice, orange juice, and brown sugar to form a basting sauce.
4)Cut the lemon and orange in half and place 1/2 of each in the turkey cavity. Add the garlic and truss the turkey. Place on a rack and roast uncovered for 30 min. Lower the oven temp to 325°F (160°C).
5)Stir the remaining basting sauce and brush over the turkey.
6)Tent the turkey with a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil and continue to roast for 2 hrs, basting three more times. Uncover the turkey, baste again and continue to roast until internal temperature in the thickest part of the thigh is 180°F (82.2°C). 7)Continue to baste the turkey until all sauce has been used.

Suitable for these diets:

Gluten Free

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