This turkey is called Pavochon(pah-voe-chon). Pavo which in Spanish means turkey and chon which is short for lechon, which means roast suckling. Its seasoned just like a pernil. Very flavorful. Enjoy
Ingredients: don't forget the sofrito I forgot to take a pic!😒 oh & disregard the picture of the nutmeg. I use the empty jar to store my oregano. Sorry guys for the confusion 😩 I don't use nutmeg!
The star of this show
Lets start by removing the giblets from inside the cavity of the turkey
If you watch my guides you all know i wash my poultry with vinegar. This is what i am doing now.
I pour vinegar inside and outside of my turkey and wash it well. After i clean it with vinegar i give it a good rinse with water
I personally dislike this piece of the turkey, so i will remove it.
See all gone. If you want, discard it or use it to make homemade turkey broth.
Take a sharp knife and start piercing the breast in a few locations. Do this to the entire turkey.
The lil slits are deep enough for the seasonings.
I pulled out my zester and started grating my garlic into a bowl. It is a time saver since i usually like to use my mortar and pestle. This saves me a lot of time.
See how creamy the garlic is? So easy..love this!!
To my garlic i will add the oregano
The sazon Goya.
The adobo powder
The Knorr Cilantro cube.
the cube needs to be crushed before adding to the mixture
The mojo was added to the spice mix at this point.
Some food coloring. I use sazon goya with cilantro and achiote. After adding the coloring give this a good stir.
Using a small measuring spoon stuff each slit with that yummy marinade.☺️
Work that marinade everywhere. On the turkey inside the turkey and under the skin. Use those hands😁
My turkey is seasoned. I will now cover it in w/ foil & stick it in my fridge for 2-3 days. That's right, a good tasting turkey needs time marinating . So don't season it the same day you cook it🙏
Turkey day is here.It is time to cook this turkey. I took it out of the fridge,removed the foil it was covered in and I inserted it in the oven bag. I than placed it in a roasting pan. Sorry no pics😑
I like cooking my turkey in a plastic oven bag, it keeps it moist and juicy. You should try it once, you might not ever cook turkey w/o it ever again😜. It's quick too. Mine will cook for 3 1/2 hrs
Follow the instruction on the Reynolds brand oven bags. That's what I used.
My turkey is done. It's moist and delicious. The turkey produced a lot of juices Do not discard it. Save it. We will need it for later
I removed the juices and let it rest before I carved it. Wow my turkey looks beautiful. He crust is crispy and the meat is moist and juicy.🙌🙌👏💃 success once again
This is the juice the turkey produced we will pour it over the carved turkey!
I carved my turkey. Do you remember that broth I asked you not to discard.? Well I want you to add it over the turkey. Omg it will be out of this world delicious. It will keep the turkey juicy. Enjoy
I hope you will try making my turkey. It is absolutely flavorful and delicious. Leftovers are even better😁 enjoy