Marinated Thanksgiving Turkey




1 ) Mix, chicken broth, reduced-sodium soy sauce, cup lemon juice, garlic cloves, minced, teaspoons ground ginger, teaspoon pepper in 2 cups water; set aside and refrigerate 1 cup for basting.

2 ) Place one oven roasting bag inside the other. Place turkey inside the inner bag; pour in remaining marinade.

3 ) Seal bags, pressing out as much air as possible; turn to coat turkey. Place in a shallow roasting pan. Refrigerate overnight, turning several times.

Cooking Instructions:

Grill Method:

1 ) Remove turkey; drain and discard marinade.

2 ) Prepare grill for indirect medium heat. Tuck wings under turkey and arrange breast side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, for 1 hour.

3 ) If using a charcoal grill, add 10 briquettes to coals; turn the turkey. Baste with reserved marinade. Cook, covered, for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, adding 10 briquettes to maintain heat and brushing with marinade every 30 minutes until thermometer inserted in thigh reads 170°.

4 ) Remove turkey from grill; tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes before carving.

Conventional roasting method:

1 ) Preheat oven to 325°. Place your marinated turkey on a rack in a large roaster. Bake, uncovered for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted in the thigh reads 170°. Baste frequently with reserved marinade.

2 ) When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with a tent of aluminum foil. Remove turkey from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes before carving. If desired, skim fat and thicken pan drippings for gravy; serve with turkey.

Recipe Tips:

1 ) If roasting, save the pan drippings to make the best-ever gravy.

2 ) Try to resist the urge to peek inside the oven while the turkey’s roasting. Opening the door cools the oven, adding extra cooking time.

3 ) Opting to grill? Don’t forget to clean your grill thoroughly before you begin. Built-up crud can give your turkey an off-flavor and is the number one culprit of causing food to stick.

Nutrition Facts
9 ounces cooked turkey (calculated without gravy): 407 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 171mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 67g protein.



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