My favorite turkey recipe was given to me by a good friend of mine, Maria, over 10 years ago. Her love is felt each Thanksgiving as I send it out for others to enjoy. It hands down makes the best turkey ever. (Though I have to take some credit for providing the best tasting turkeys raised outside in the sunshine being fed nonGMO grains.) Maria is from Puerto Rico. There they cook turkeys breast down which only makes good sense when wanting to keep the breast nice and juicy without constant basting. As you eat this Thanksgiving, remember and give thanks for the Maria’s in your life.
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The following newsletter goes out with every turkey purchased.
Thank you for your purchase of a local, non gmo fed, pasture raised turkey. Wow, what a mouth full! We hope you enjoy this traditional turkey as part of your holiday meal, or any meal for that matter. Below is my favorite turkey (and chicken) marinade. I am flexible with this marinade based on what I have on hand. The most important part is having a pastured turkey for the fullest flavor. The next is to marinade it for 24 hours. Start by washing your turkey well. Some use lemon juice and/or apple cider vinegar in the wash water.
Combine in a blender and grind:
12 cloves garlic
12 black peppercorn
1 ½ T oregano
7 T olive oil
4 T vinegar
3 T salt
1 tsp onion powder or 1 T ground onion
Fresh coriander or your favorite herbs
Rub the turkey in and out. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Roast breast side down well covered to maintain the moisture.
Please don’t forget to use what I consider the best part of the turkey and make the best broth you have ever had. Simply add peppercorns, 2 Tbsp salt, water and herbs if they are on hand to a pot with your leftover turkey bones.
We appreciate your support of the small family farm and sustainable agriculture. May the coming new year bring you great health. We will look forward to seeing you again next year if not before!
With best holiday wishes,
This Old Farm