How to Make Pavochon-Spanish Seasoned Turkey ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

by ๐Ÿ’‹โค๏ธDiana โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹

A delicious, savory Spanish style turkey. This is the way my family cooks it since.. forever๐Ÿ˜‰Enjoy!

Supplies

  • 1 Cup 18-20lb turkey
  • 6 Fresh Garlic cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Sofrito
  • ยพ Cups Goya mojo
  • 1 ยฝ Tablespoons Adobo
  • 1 sazon Goya packet
  • 1 sazon with culantro & achiote
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Knorr Cilantro cube
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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

    Step 2

    Ingredients: don't forget the sofrito I forgot to take a pic!๐Ÿ˜’ oh & disregard the picture of the nutmeg. I use the empty jar to store my oregano. Sorry guys for the confusion ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I don't use nutmeg!

    Step 3

    The star of this show

    Step 4

    Lets start by removing the giblets from inside the cavity of the turkey

    Step 5

    If you watch my guides you all know i wash my poultry with vinegar. This is what i am doing now.

    Step 6

    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

    Step 7

    I personally dislike this piece of the turkey, so i will remove it.

    Step 8

    See all gone. If you want, discard it or use it to make homemade turkey broth.

    Step 9

    Take a sharp knife and start piercing the breast in a few locations. Do this to the entire turkey.

    Step 10

    The lil slits are deep enough for the seasonings.

    Step 11

    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.

    Step 12

    See how creamy the garlic is? So easy..love this!!

    Step 13

    To my garlic i will add the oregano

    Step 14

    The sazon Goya.

    Step 15

    The adobo powder

    Step 16

    The Knorr Cilantro cube.

    Step 17

    the cube needs to be crushed before adding to the mixture

    Step 18

    The mojo was added to the spice mix at this point.

    Step 19

    my sofrito.

    Step 20

    the oil

    Step 21

    Some food coloring. I use sazon goya with cilantro and achiote. After adding the coloring give this a good stir.

    Step 22

    Using a small measuring spoon stuff each slit with that yummy marinade.โ˜บ๏ธ

    Step 23

    Work that marinade everywhere. On the turkey inside the turkey and under the skin. Use those hands๐Ÿ˜

    Step 24

    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 it๐Ÿ™

    Step 25

    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 pics๐Ÿ˜‘

    Step 26

    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 again๐Ÿ˜œ. It's quick too. Mine will cook for 3 1/2 hrs

    Step 27

    Follow the instruction on the Reynolds brand oven bags. That's what I used.

    Step 28

    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

    Step 29

    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.๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ƒ success once again

    Step 30

    This is the juice the turkey produced we will pour it over the carved turkey!

    Step 31

    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

    Step 32

    I hope you will try making my turkey. It is absolutely flavorful and delicious. Leftovers are even better๐Ÿ˜ enjoy