Turkey Mercedes

Turkey Mercedes

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"Thanksgiving turkey has been given a Cuban twist! We celebrate this American holiday by preparing a turkey marinated with the flavors of Cuba. The recipe is foolproof and the turkey is the best you'll ever taste!"

Ingredients

13 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 589 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 589 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 74.5 g
  • 149%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 215 mg
  • 72%
  • Sodium:
  • 879 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Crush the peeled garlic cloves, and place into a large bowl. Season with pepper, cumin, oregano, and salt. Pour in lemon juice, wine, and orange juice concentrate; whisk together until well mixed.
  2. Using a sharp paring knife, pierce the turkey breast, thighs, and legs; creating holes for the marinade to penetrate. Pour the marinade over turkey, and into the holes. Finally, stuff garlic pieces into the holes. Cover the turkey well, and refrigerate overnight to marinate.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Roast turkey in the preheated oven until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 5 hours. Baste the turkey every 30 to 45 minutes. Once the breast has browned, cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent it from becoming burnt.

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Not to sound mean but - this recipe was followed exactly (with reservations) using a 22-pound Butterball because I wanted to try something new for the holiday & the reviews were generally very ...

I followed the recipe exactly, and it was absolutely delicious. Incredibly moist, flavorful, with a heavenly aroma--best smelling/tasting turkey I've made in 15 years. I left the marinade in the...

I have made this turkey many times, it is one of my favorite recipes from this site. Since there are only 2 of us, I always cut the marinade in half and use only a turkey breast. I roast it at 3...