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Cajun Turkey Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shirley Wilkerson
Added: Monday, January 23, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Turkey, thawed
1 gallon water
1 orange, sliced
1 cup brown sugar
Scant1 cup salt (see below)
Cajun mix packet (see below)

Directions:
Directions:
24 to 36 hours before cooking turkey, pour water into a large stockpot, bucket or other container large enough to hold the bird. First put Cajun mix packet in a measuring cup and add enough salt to have a combined one cup.

In a separate bowl, combine Cajun/salt mix with all other ingredients. Add to water and place uncooked turnkey in container making sure that the bird is completely covered by the brine, inside the turkey, too. Leave in a cold place for 24 to 36 hours. When this time has elapsed, shake out the turkey, spray with butter flavored Pam. Sprinkle with pepper and paprika. Stuff bird, if you want, and roast as you normally do.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
*The first time I made this, I just knew that it would be way too salty, but it isnít. Trust me. I wrap the turkey tightly in foil and roast at 450 degrees to within 15 to 20 minutes of total roasting time, then fold foil away from turkey, return to oven and continue roasting until done. Thereís no basting and itís so juicy.

 

 

 

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