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Marinated Turkey Recipe

Marinated Turkey Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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 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.

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mamadi User ID: 8974926 257262
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2016

"I have made traditional turkey in the past and this was by far the BEST we've ever tasted! Everyone loved it! I used a whole 14 lb store bought turkey, doubled the marinade recipe and cooked it in an oven bag. Couldn't have been easier!"

meanmom40 User ID: 1587253 12160
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"this will be the 3rd Thanksgiving in a row i have made this the first time i made it my family rant and raved and said from now on i do the turkey every year!"

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