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Five Spice Turkey

Author: Cynthia


  • Marinade
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup peanut or vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Five Spice Powder you can find this in a regular grocery store.
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup Chinese cooking wine can be found in Asian markets, Cost Plus and some grocery stores
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • Juice of one orange
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar


  • Whisk all ingredients together and pour over bird. (This was enough for a 12 pound bird) Marinate several hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350*F. Roast bird breast side down for one hour, then flip bird and continue roasting, basting occasionally, until internal temperature is 180*. Skin should be a deep brown color. Here's a link to Butterball's Roasting guide. (I actually pull it a bit before 180*) Let rest so the juices will run through the meat.