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Spice-Seasoned Turkey with Mango Salsa

Spice-Seasoned Turkey with Mango Salsa
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  • Turkey: 1-1/2 Tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (12-Pound) whole turkey, thawed if frozen
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons canola oil



1 Turkey : Mix chili powder, coriander, brown sugar, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, cinnamon, allspice, black pepper and cloves in small bowl. Cover and set aside.

2 Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey; refrigerate and reserve for gravy. Drain juices from turkey; pat turkey dry with paper towels. Turn wings back to hold down neck skin.

3 Place turkey, breast-side up, on flat rack in shallow roasting pan. Rub turkey evenly with oil and sprinkle with seasoning mixture.

4 Roast turkey in a preheated 325 degree F oven for about 2 hours. Remove from oven and cover breast and tops of drumsticks with aluminum foil to prevent overcooking. Continue to roast for about 1-1/2 hours or until food thermometer reaches 180 degrees F when inserted deep in thigh. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.

5 Mango Salsa: Combine mangoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, oil, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Cover and chill.  Serve spooned over the turkey slices.


National Turkey Federation