Orange-Spice Roast Turkey

Roast this spiced turkey with vegetables for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 4 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 10

Ingredients

1
medium bulb fennel with tops
4
stalks celery
4
large carrots
10
cloves garlic, peeled
3
tablespoons orange marmalade
2
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2
teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon curry powder
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
medium navel orange
1
whole turkey (14 to 16 lb), thawed if frozen
1
large onion, cut into quarters
3
tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray roasting pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 Remove and reserve fennel tops; coarsely chop bulb. In roasting pan, place fennel tops, chopped fennel, celery, carrots and 6 cloves of the garlic. Finely chop remaining 4 cloves garlic. In small bowl, mix chopped garlic, marmalade, honey, mustard, chile powder, tarragon, oregano, curry powder, salt and pepper. Cut half of orange into thin slices; cut other half into quarters.
  • 3 Discard giblets and neck from turkey. Using fingers, gently loosen skin covering turkey breast and thighs; carefully spread marmalade mixture between skin and meat. Place orange slices between skin and meat. Place orange and onion quarters in turkey cavity. Fold wings across back of turkey so tips are touching.
  • 4 Place turkey, breast side up, on vegetables in pan. Rub outside of turkey with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired. Tuck legs under band of skin at tail. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone. Do not add water to pan.
  • 5 Roast uncovered 1 hour 30 minutes. Cut band of skin to allow inside of thighs to cook thoroughly. Place a tent of foil loosely over turkey. Roast 2 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 165°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted. (Skin will be dark golden brown.) Remove turkey from oven; let stand 15 minutes before carving. Cut celery and carrots into 2-inch pieces.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    1030
    (
    Calories from Fat
    460),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    51g
    51%
    (Saturated Fat
    15g,
    15%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    355mg
    355%;
    Sodium
    630mg
    630%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    124g
    124%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    110%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    45%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 17 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 8 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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