Special Roast Turkey

Special Roast Turkey

"Before putting the turkey in the oven, pour on a savory sauce that adds a pleasant citrus-soy flavor."
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Place turkey on a greased rack in a roasting pan. Add water, giblets and neck to pan. Combine 1-1/4 cups broth, 3/4 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons soy sauce; pour over turkey. Combine bouillon, onion and garlic powder; sprinkle over turkey.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 3-1/2 hours, basting every 30 minutes. When turkey begins to brown, cover lightly with foil. Remove giblets and neck when tender; set aside for gravy.
  3. Combine remaining broth, orange juice and soy sauce. Remove foil from turkey; pour broth mixture over turkey. Bake 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees.
  4. For gravy, remove meat from neck; discard bones. Chop giblets and neck meat; set aside. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups pan juices, broth, orange juice and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Stir in thyme, sugar and pepper. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Whisk into broth mixture; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in reserved giblets and neck meat.
  5. Carve turkey; serve with gravy.


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This was amazing...even the people who like very traditional tasting gravy, loved this one. this will become the family favorite, I'm sure!

This is the recipe to get well-deserved credits! VERRRRY GOOD!!!

I just made this for Thanksgiving and it turned out wonderfully!!!! I'll definetly be using this recipe again and again! The one thing that I changed was before I put the turkey in the oven, I...

This was a very tasty and aromatic recipe, but I've made better with no recipe at all!

This was simply delicious. The orange and soy flavor is a perfect accompaniment to turkey. Has definitely become a new family favorite.

Very good, smelled wonderful while roasting, and browned up nicely.

Really good stuffing. I added apples to mine. loved it!

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