Mexican Turkey Recipes: Top Number 1 Recipe You Should Try

Mexican Turkey Recipes: Top Number 1 Recipe You Should Try

Mexican Turkey Recipes. Pavo a la Mexicana is seasoned with smoky chipotle flavor, cumin, oregano, and a generous amount of fresh garlic! Perfect for the holidays or for making the best homemade turkey sandwiches!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 adobo-spiced chipotle peppers
  • beer, chicken broth, or water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 12 – 2 garlic heads
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

HOW TO PREPARE PAVO A LA MEXICAN STYLE TURKEY

HOW TO PREPARE PAVO A LA MEXICAN STYLE TURKEY
HOW TO PREPARE PAVO A LA MEXICAN STYLE TURKEY

If your turkey is extremely cold, allow time for it to thaw. It may take a few days to completely thaw out, so keep that in mind when preparing this recipe, as you will also require at least one additional day for marinating.

  • Peel all of the garlic and combine it with the oil, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend until it’s smooth and a paste forms. Place aside.
  • Remove the giblets from the cavity of the turkey. Save the giblets for gravy.
  • Rinse the turkey on both the inside and outside.
  • Place the turkey in a large aluminum tray or roasting pan.
  • Gently apply about a tablespoon of the chipotle paste into the cavity with your hands.
  • Using your hands, rub the chipotle paste marinade all around the turkey, including between the skin and breast, reserving a small amount for the giblets.
  • Season the giblets.
  • Season the turkey with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  • Cover the turkey with aluminum foil and plastic wrap after adding the giblets. Refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours.

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TURKEY COOKING ( Mexican Turkey Recipes)

When you’re ready to cook the turkey, remove it from the refrigerator and place it on the counter for 20 minutes while preheating the oven.

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Fill the roaster with a cup of water, chicken broth, or beer.
  • Cover the turkey with a lid or foil.
  • Place turkey in oven and roast for 2 hours with giblets covered.
  • Remove the lid or aluminum foil as well as continue roasting the turkey until an internal temperature of 165F is reached with a meat thermometer. Note: If the breasts begin to color too quickly or burn, cover them with foil but end up leaving everything else exposed. Remove the foil for the last 30 minutes of cooking to lets the turkey fully brown.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and set it aside on the kitchen counter for 20 mins before carving.

SERVING AND CARVING

SERVING AND CARVING
SERVING AND CARVING
  • If making gravy, set aside one to two cups of the broth as well as drippings that have accumulated in the pan. Set aside until you’re ready to make the gravy. Next…
  • Lift the turkey carefully onto a carving board. Keep the remaining turkey juices but also drippings in the pan.
  • Cutting at the joints of the wings, thighs, and drumsticks, remove all of the dark meat. Drumsticks and thighs can be cut into thin slices or left whole. Return the pieces to the pan.
  • Slice the turkey breast into thin slices with a sharp knife. Return the turkey breast slices to the pan.
  • Pour pan juices over all turkey pieces but also breast for extra flavor with a large spoon.
  • Serve the turkey directly from the pan, or place it in a serving dish and top with the pan juices.
  • The turkey is ready to be served! Squeeze lime over turkey and serve.

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TO CREATE GRAVY

  • In a saucepan, heat the reserved broth and gristle for a few minutes over medium heat. *If there isn’t enough broth, add a cup of water to the pot.
  • Remove giblets as well as strain broth after it has been thoroughly heated. Return the broth to the pan and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Whisk a tablespoon of cornstarch into the broth until all lumps are gone. Add more cornstarch as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  • The gravy is ready.

Notes: If your turkey is frozen, allow time for it to thaw. It may take a few days to completely thaw out, so keep that in mind when preparing this recipe, as you will also require at least one extra day for marinating.

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