Hatch Red Chile Rubbed Roast Turkey

Hatch Red Chile Rubbed Roast Turkey Ingredients: 1 (12-lb.) turkey 1/4 cup Hatch Red Chile Powder 30 cloves garlic (5 finely chopped) 1/3 cup orange juice 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns 1 tbsp kosher salt, plus more to taste 1 large onion, quartered 1 orange, quartered 1/2 cup port or red wine 2 tbsp unsalted butter 4 cups turkey or chicken broth 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley Directions: Put red powder into a blender along with 25 cloves garlic, orange juice, oil, honey, 1 tbsp salt, and peppercorns and purée until smooth, about 2 minutes. Set Chile rub aside. Heat oven to 500° and place rack in bottom third of oven. Season inside of turkey with salt. Rub turkey with Chile rub and stuff with onions and oranges; transfer turkey breast side up to a rack set in a roasting pan. Roast for 30 minutes; lower heat to 325° and cook for 30 minutes more. Remove turkey from oven and, using kitchen towels to protect your hands, flip turkey breast side down. This makes the breast much more juicy & delicious. Roast, basting occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into a thigh but not touching the bone registers 165°, about 3 hours total for a 12-lb. turkey. Lower oven to 150°. Transfer turkey, breast side up, to a baking sheet; return to oven to keep warm. Remove turkey from oven 15 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, add port to roasting pan and heat over high heat. Scrape up any brown bits; cook, stirring, until mixture has reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Set a sieve over a bowl; strain liquid and discard solids. Put liquid into freezer and leave for 30 minutes. Skim and discard fat; set liquid aside. Melt butter in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining garlic; cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Add 4 cups of broth and reserved liquid; boil to reduce by half, about 15 minutes. boil; strain through a sieve into a 1-qt. saucepan. Stir in nutmeg and parsley; season gravy with salt and pepper. Carve turkey and serve with the gravy. Click here for Red Chile Powder

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