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Turkey, Roasted Venezuelan (M, KLP, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Serves: Varies

1 turkey
1 green bell pepper
1 bunch parsley without stems
1 bunch cilantro, optional
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 14-to-16-ounce can tomatoes with the juice
1 orange
1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1-1/2 cups wine (any kind you have opened in the refrigerator, including Kiddush wine)
2 tablespoons wine vinegar (use only if the wine is freshly opened)
1/4 cup salad oil
Salt and pepper

Wash the turkey and reserve the giblets for the gravy and stuffing. Salt and pepper the turkey and sprinkle with oregano. Squeeze the juice of the orange and lemon inside and out of the turkey. Set aside and make the marinade.

In the electric blender, place the green pepper, parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, tomatoes with their juice, salad oil and wine. Blend until smooth. Pour in and over the salted and peppered turkey, being certain to cover completely with the marinade. Cover with aluminum foil and marinate refrigerated at least overnight and up to two days. Remove most of the marinade before roasting.

Stuff the turkey and roast at 325°F uncovered until it begins to brown. Cover with aluminum foil completely and roast 30 minutes to the pound until done. The turkey should be basted about every 20 minutes with the remaining wine in the bottle until the pan juices form. Then baste with those juices several times. The turkey leg should move freely and the juices will run yellow and not pink when done. Cool until it can be handled, remove to a serving platter, cover with aluminum foil and make the gravy if you haven't made it previously. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

Poster's Notes:
This is turkey that is very tender, moist and so delicious. It will give you an unaccustomed wonderful taste. This is the recipe that our family uses always and everyone requests the recipe and most people say it is the best turkey they have ever eaten. I agree. Since the ingredients and procedure may be somewhat different, you might like to try it first with a chicken, for which it is also delicious.

Posted by Elena Eder

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A