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Southwestern Chipotle Turkey recipe

Southwestern-style, cumin-rubbed grilledwhole turkey basted during the last 30 minutes of cooking witha spicy-hot glaze made with a smoky chipotle pepper sauce, honeyand lime juice.

Recipe: Southwestern ChipotleTurkey

1 (12 to 14-pound) whole turkey (thawed,if frozen)
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons bottled chipotle pepper sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Rinseturkey with cold running water and drain. Blot dry with papertowels.
  • Rub turkey with oil, season with cumin,salt and pepper.
  • Prepare a grill for indirect cooking orpreheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  • Grill, over moderate indirect heat, oncovered grill, or place turkey, breast side up, on a rack ina large shallow (about 2 to 3-inches deep) roasting pan and roastin a preheated 325°F (160°C) oven. Total roasting timeguideline is about 3 to 3 3/4 hours.
  • In a small bowl, combine chipotle peppersauce, honey and lime juice and mix well.
  • During last 30 minutes of roasting, basteturkey 1 to 2 times with chipotle mixture. Turkey is done whenthe meat thermometer, inserted in thickest part of thigh, registers180°F (85°C).
  • Remove turkey from the oven and allowturkey to stand for 15 minutes before carving.

    Makes 16 to18 servings.

    Clickhere to watch step-by-step video for How to Carve a Turkey.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Perdue Farms.

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