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Jamaican Jerk Roast Turkey

November 20, 2012

SERVES 10-12

INGREDIENTS? cup olive oil
? cup packed light brown sugar
? cup chopped scallions
? cup freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
2? tbsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
? tbsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
? tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
? tsp. ground cloves
? cup freshly squeezed lime juice, plus wedges for serving
1? tbsp. soy sauce
6 cloves garlic
2 Scotch bonnet or habanero chiles, stemmed and chopped
2" piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
8 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 (12-lb.) turkey

1. Heat oven to 500?. Combine ? cup oil, sugar, scallions, ? cup pepper, 2? tbsp. salt, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg cloves, juice, sauce, garlic, chiles, and ginger in the bowl of a food processor; puree until smooth and set aside. Melt butter and mix with remaining oil; set aside. Rinse turkey and pat dry with paper towels. Season turkey inside and out with salt and pepper and let come to room temperature.

2. Transfer turkey to a rack set inside a roasting pan, tuck wings behind turkey and tie... Get the recipe >>



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