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Here is a turkey recipe with a twist! Why limit turkey to thanksgiving?! Here, i am combining this thanksgiving favorite with the authentic Jamaican flavor. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 30 mins
 1 turkey (7 lb)
 ½ cup butter (or 1 stick),cut into wedges
 salt and pepper to taste
 1 lemon
 2 idaho potatoes
 jerk seasoning to fully cover the turkey
 thyme
 olive oil
1

1. Wash turkey, and pat dry with paper towel
2. Use half cup of butter (or 1 stick) and apply to inside of the skin of the turkey as base (use the breast and turkey neck sections as port of entry when adding butter)
3. Add jerk seasoning*, salt, pepper and thyme in and around the turkey
4. Use cling wrap and and cover the pan with the turkey, put in the refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight
5. Remove turkey from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 320 degrees F
6. Stuff the turkey with 1 whole stripped garlic, 2 peeled diced idaho potatoes and 1 lemon (cut in half)
7. Put turkey into large baking turkey pan and add olive oil to the turkey (this helps to retain moisture in the turkey while baking, and prevents the butter from burning. It also adds additional flavor)
8. Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 3 hours and 45 minutes, removing the turkey from the oven every 45 minutes for basing with the juice that is generated by the turkey itself (or left over jerk seasoning with added 1 tbsp ketchup and 1 tsp bbq sauce in the event enough juice is not generated by the turkey.
9. In the last 30 minutes of baking, remove aluminium foil from the turkey and increase oven to 375 degrees F
10. After turkey is done baking, remove from the oven and allow to sit for 1 1/2 hour
11. Remove excess juices from the turkey and make gravy
- gravy is made using the garlic and potato that was initially placed inside the turkey; along with ketchup, water, 1 tsp bbq sauce, soy sauce, butter, thyme, scallion. Perform taste test and add salt and pepper to your liking. Add 1 tsp corn starch mixed in 2 tsp water to thicken gravy.

* homemade jerk seasoning did not contain salt. Stay tuned for recipe

Ingredients

 1 turkey (7 lb)
 ½ cup butter (or 1 stick),cut into wedges
 salt and pepper to taste
 1 lemon
 2 idaho potatoes
 jerk seasoning to fully cover the turkey
 thyme
 olive oil

Directions

1

1. Wash turkey, and pat dry with paper towel
2. Use half cup of butter (or 1 stick) and apply to inside of the skin of the turkey as base (use the breast and turkey neck sections as port of entry when adding butter)
3. Add jerk seasoning*, salt, pepper and thyme in and around the turkey
4. Use cling wrap and and cover the pan with the turkey, put in the refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight
5. Remove turkey from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 320 degrees F
6. Stuff the turkey with 1 whole stripped garlic, 2 peeled diced idaho potatoes and 1 lemon (cut in half)
7. Put turkey into large baking turkey pan and add olive oil to the turkey (this helps to retain moisture in the turkey while baking, and prevents the butter from burning. It also adds additional flavor)
8. Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 3 hours and 45 minutes, removing the turkey from the oven every 45 minutes for basing with the juice that is generated by the turkey itself (or left over jerk seasoning with added 1 tbsp ketchup and 1 tsp bbq sauce in the event enough juice is not generated by the turkey.
9. In the last 30 minutes of baking, remove aluminium foil from the turkey and increase oven to 375 degrees F
10. After turkey is done baking, remove from the oven and allow to sit for 1 1/2 hour
11. Remove excess juices from the turkey and make gravy
- gravy is made using the garlic and potato that was initially placed inside the turkey; along with ketchup, water, 1 tsp bbq sauce, soy sauce, butter, thyme, scallion. Perform taste test and add salt and pepper to your liking. Add 1 tsp corn starch mixed in 2 tsp water to thicken gravy.

* homemade jerk seasoning did not contain salt. Stay tuned for recipe

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