Scrumptious Turkey Recipe to Share With Friends

Life is always happier when shared with friends, right? So why not invite your best pals over for a nice dinner and whip together this delicious recipe. We’re positive it will wow them all!

In this article, we are recommending a delicious recipe. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Cherry, Jalapeno, and Apricot Barbecue Glazed Roasted Turkey

Surprise your guests with a sweet and glazed turkey with a spice and a little zing.

Ingredients:

  • Turkey, thawed and giblets removed- 18 to 22 pounds
  • Water- 8 quarts 3 cups (2 of these quarts should be ice cold)
  • Brown sugar- 1 cup
  • Peppercorns- 20 whole
  • Dried cherries- 2 5 ounces package
  • Agave nectar- 1 cup
  • Ginger ground- 1 tablespoon
  • Nutmeg- 1 tablespoon
  • Jalapenos- 3
  • Salt- 3 tablespoons and ½ teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter- ¾ cup
  • Dried Mediterranean Apricots- 7 ounces
  • Onion Powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Paprika- 1 tablespoon
  • White Vinegar- ¾ cup
  • Garlic powder- 1 teaspoon

Method:

Brine:

  • Add 6 quarts water, peppercorns, agave nectar, nutmeg, ½ cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons salt, and ginger in a large pot. Bring it to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add 2 quarts water (ice cold).
  • Place the turkey in the oven roasting bag and add it to a pot. Add brine to the bag and seal it. Place refrigerator overnight.

Prepare barbecue glaze

  • Preheat the oven to broil.
  • Place jalapeno on a baking sheet and broil it for 5 minutes. After that, change the sides of the jalapeno, and broil for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove it from oven and let it cool. Using a paper towel remove the skin and seeds.
  • In a medium saucepan, add apricots, cherries, and remaining water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Drain and reserve the cooking liquid, nearly 1 ½ cups. Keep the cherries and apricots.
  • In a blender, add cooking liquid, garlic powder, apricots, vinegar, cherries, paprika, salt, onion powder, and brown sugar. Make it a puree and pour it into the saucepan.
  • Add butter and stir until melted. Simmer for 20 minutes. Keep 2 cups of sauce for turkey and keep rest of the cups in a refrigerator for serving with the turkey.

Turkey:

  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees for roasting turkey.
  • Remove the turkey from the brine and add it to the roasting pan.
  • Roast the turkey for 20 minutes per pound.
  • During the last 40 minutes of the roasting time, brush the barbecue glaze over the turkey.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Add more barbecue glaze and bake it until it reaches the temperature of 165 degrees.

Give this delicious turkey a try and impress your guests. Be sure to make time for a nap afterwards!

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