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Marinated Turkey

 Marinated Turkey
When I first fixed this, we were living on a ranch along a river with lots of game. Wild turkey can be dry, but not prepared this way! Of course, it's just as tasty with store-bought turkey. And the gravy it makes is out of this world. I'm a widow with two children, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 1-1/2 hours


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 to 7 pounds fresh turkey parts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, optional
  • Salt and pepper, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Place turkey in
  • a large heavy-duty plastic bag; add half of marinade. Close the bag;
  • refrigerate overnight, turning bag occasionally. Cover and
  • refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade from turkey; arrange turkey in a single
  • layer in large shallow roasting pan. Pour reserved marinade over
  • turkey. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until
  • tender, basting occasionally if desired. Remove turkey to serving
  • platter and keep warm.
  • If desired, make gravy: Strain pan juices into a large measuring cup.
  • Skim fat and reserve 1/4 cup in a medium saucepan; discard remaining

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Marinated Turkey (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • fat. Blend flour into saucepan. Add water to pan juices to make 2
  • cups. Add to saucepan; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  • Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Season with salt and pepper. Serve
  • with turkey. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer