Jessica’s Turkey Recipe

This is Jessica’s favorite turkey (and chicken) marinade.

Be flexible with this marinade based on what you 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 Jessica considers 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.

Thank you for supporting the small family farm and sustainable agriculture. May the coming new year bring you great health.


  1. Maria

    Thank you for the recipe. And thank you for your emails and so much valuable information.
    May God bless your every kindness to others, a hundredfold.
    Have a grand Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas.

    1. This Old Farm

      Thank you for the blessing! This Turkey recipe came from a good friend named Maria. It has been a favorite of mine and my families for nearly 15 years now. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and Christmas season is blessed.



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