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Awesome Tangerine-Glazed Turkey Recipe
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Awesome Tangerine-Glazed Turkey

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"I guarantee that you will receive rave reviews on Thanksgiving Day with this recipe! Garnish with fresh thyme, rosemary, and bay leaf. The turkey is stuffed with Awesome Sausage Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing."

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Original recipe makes 1 (10 pound) turkey Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 30 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. Melt 6 tablespoons butter with canola oil and tangerine juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and allow to cool about 5 minutes. Soak a piece of cheesecloth large enough to drape over the turkey in the mixture.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F ( 220 degrees C).Clean turkey, and season body cavity with salt and pepper. Loosely pack the neck cavity and body cavity with stuffing. Tie drumsticks together, spread 6 tablespoons butter over the turkey, and season with salt and pepper. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Roast turkey for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, and then arrange soaked cheesecloth over turkey. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (110 degrees C). Continue roasting 1 hour. Leaving the cheesecloth draped over the turkey, baste with the tangerine juice mixture. Continue roasting about 2 hours, basting occasionally, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) and the stuffing inside the body cavity reaches 165 degrees F (70 degrees C). Discard cheesecloth, and place turkey on a serving platter. Allow turkey to cool about 25 minutes before carving.
  4. Skim fat from pan juices, and reserve 1/4 cup fat and skimmed pan juices. In the baking pan, mix pan juices with 1 cup turkey stock; cook over high heat, stirring to scrape the bottom of the pan.
  5. In a saucepan over low heat, whisk together reserved 1/4 cup fat and flour until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in pan juices and remaining turkey stock, and add neck and giblets. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until giblets are cooked through. Strain through a sieve, and serve with the turkey and stuffing.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2004

I am usually not a big fan of turkey, but wanting to cook a traditional yet unusual dinner for Thanksgiving, I tried this recipe. Am I glad I did. I'm sold! It was the best turkey I ever had. I will never cook turkey any other way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2004

This recipe gave the turkey the prettiest color I have ever seen. But the cheese cloth had to be basted about every hour and I ended up taking it off and covering the turkey with foil for the last two hours of cooking. I found that the moistness of the turkey was not really that much different than what I usually get and most of the flavor was in the skin instead of in the meat. Maybe injecting the turkey would allow more of the flavor to come out. Probably won't do this recipe again, but it was nice to try something different.


37 Ratings

Nov 17, 2002

Used this recipe for our very first Christmas turkey dinner (we're newlyweds). My mother-in-law was impressed. The directions, as written, are not that easy to understand though.

Jan 14, 2004

This recipe couldn't have been more perfect! I used it to introduce my British boyfriend and flatmates to Thanksgiving dinner, and it was my first time cooking it as well. Couldn't find tangerine juice, so used juice from clementines instead, and it still came out perfect. We also used the Sausage, Apple, & Cranberry stuffing, which was the perfect complement. Whether you like classic or offbeat, whether it's your first or 30th Thanksgiving, I recommend this recipe.

Oct 08, 2003

I made this turkey today for an early Xmas get-together (12/14/02) and it was so-so. The tangerines and flavor allegedly described in this recipe were not tasted at all. Anyway, what WAS A HIT was the Awesome cranberry and sausage stuffing - the web link for this recipe is on the same page as "Awesome Tangerine-Glazed Turkey". WOW - people loved that stuffing and the rosemary, sage, cranberries, celery, sausage ingredients were GREAT tasting! See my review on the stuffing page - it was just simply delicious and mouth-watering. Not only did I love the stuffing, so did my other 9 relatives!!! Try the stuffing!

Dec 19, 2002

Tastefull but too greasy

Sep 04, 2003

It is indeed out-of-this world!!! Everyone loved it.

Jan 09, 2004

This was the juiciest turkey that I have ever made and very tasty. Guests really enjoyed it.


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  • Calories
  • 807 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 256 mg
  • 85%
  • Fat
  • 51.1 g
  • 79%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 74 g
  • 148%
  • Sodium
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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