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Turkey Marinade Recipe

  • 1 JENNIE-O® whole turkey, fresh or thawed, neck, giblets and gravy packet removed, if applicable.
  • ¾ cup dry red wine.
  • ⅓ cup orange juice.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 4 shallots, chopped.
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced.
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh oregano, minced.

Step 1

With a fork, pierce random holes over the turkey.

Step 2

Place the turkey in large, plastic cooking bag.

Step 3

In small bowl, whisk together red wine, orange juice, olive oil, shallots, garlic, rosemary and oregano.

Step 4

Pour marinade over turkey.

Step 5

Close bag securely and place in a pan.

Step 6

Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Step 7

Remove turkey from marinade and prepare turkey.

Step 8

Discard marinade. Do not use marinade to baste.

Step 9

If you want to baste remove ⅛ cup of marinade from bowl prior to pouring in bag and reserve for later use.

See How to Cook a Turkey for directions.

Wash hands and all items that come into contact with uncooked turkey.

Find more whole turkey basics here.