Drunken Turkey Recipe

Drunken Turkey Recipe

Drunken Turkey is a popular Thanksgiving recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Drunken Turkey by following this easy recipe.
Drunken Turkey Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.

Ingredients:
  • 1, 12 lb Turkey
  • 32 Ounces mixed dried fruit
  • 4 Orange, juiced
  • 4 Granny smith apples
  • 3 Cup grand marnier
  • 3 Cup tequila
  • 1 Cup golden raisins
  • 1 Cup chiles chipotles
  • 2 Sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch wedges
How to make Drunken Turkey:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Wash turkey and pat dry thoroughly with paper towel then set aside.
  • Mix dried fruit, raisins, and apples in a medium size bowl.
  • Put juice and chilies, with sauce that clings to them into a blender or food processor and process for 1 minute.
  • Add 1 cup each of tequila and grand marnier, then pour the mixture over the fruit and let rest 15 minutes.
  • Bleed dry the fruit, preserving the liquid.
  • Cut half the butter into half inch pieces and mix with the fruit.
  • Stuff cavity of the turkey with the fruit.
  • Place the turkey in a roasting bag, arrange remaining fruit on top of the bird and pour preserved orange juice-liquor mix over it.
  • Mix remaining tequila and grand marnier.
  • Have ready a basting syringe fitted with a metal injection nozzle and inject the mixture all over the turkey.
  • Fry remaining butter and carefully pour over the turkey in the roasting bag.
  • Close bag and cut 1/4 inch slit on the top to let steam escape.
  • Place a roasting pan and roast for about two and half hours.
  • Every 30 minutes open bag, being careful to protect your face from steam and inject more liquor, eventually using it up.
  • When ready open the bag, put the turkey on a platter and scoop out the fruit stuffing.
  • Strain the juices that have accumulated in the bag, skim off any fat, and carve.
  • Drunken Turkey is ready.


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