Portuguese Roast Turkey
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- garlic powder
- crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 to 1 tsp
- ground aniseed
- coffee cup to blend ingredients
1Stuff your turkey with favorate stuffing.
I use Bells Stuffing (it is made in Bridgewater,MA ) very hard to find in the Southern States.
Don't let the simpleness of the spices turn you off, it will supprise your family.
2You need a coffee cup for this recipe, take your salt and sprinkle into coffee cup as you make believe your putting salt on the turkey (include the area in pan that is left over space) do the same with the garlic, ground red pepper add 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of ground aniseed( if using)? Add water slowly to get dry ingredients into a paste then add more water until cup is about 1/2 full. As your stirring pour over Turkey.
3You don't want it to thick on the bird and you want a nice flavor not to salted, after I pour the spice mixture on the bird I take my baby finger touch it to the turkey then taste it, if too salty drizzle a little water on it. Now you can shake more red pepper flakes if you want it more spicy and you can also sprinkle more garlic powder on it now.
4You also want about 1/2 to 1 inch of water on bottom of pan, make sure the water in the pan has some seasoning flavor in it too. (the little pinky finger test)
Pour any left over into pan this will add to the flavoring of the gravey. You can add potatoes to the pan also. Cook as you do your birds or follow cooking directions on the bird package. Hope you like