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Roast Peruvian Turkey

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If you’re looking for a turkey preparation this Thanksgiving that’s a little less traditional, here’s the perfect choice. In this video, Chef John shows you how to make roast Peruvian-style turkey. The key is a flavorful wet rub starring garlic, paprika, cumin, oil, and vinegar. The recipe is based on a magical marinade for Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken; give it a try with a whole chicken if you like. In the video, you'll also see how to squeegee some of the marinade under the turkey's skin to achieve full and complete coverage. The bird emerges from the oven so moist and flavorful. And the wet rub creates a gorgeous crust that really locks in juices. In a bonus moment, Chef John shares how to make luscious gravy from the pan drippings, deglazing the pan with a blended mixture of chicken stock, jalapenos, cilantro, crème fraiche, and lemon juice. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Roast Peruvian Turkey. It's truly amazing! See more Thanksgiving videos >>

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