Turkey with a Soy Sauce Glaze

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What You Need:

  • 1 (16 lb.) whole turkey, thawed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. molasses

How to Make It:

  1. Bring the oven temperature up to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray a rack with a non stick cooking spray and place it in a roasting pan.
  3. Clean the turkey with cold water and remove the giblets and neck.
  4. Pat the turkey dry both inside and out.
  5. Rub the turkey all over, inside and out, with the salt and pepper.
  6. Mix the soy sauce and molasses together in a small mixing bowl.
  7. Brush the mixture over the entire outside of the turkey.
  8. Place the turkey on the rack in the roasting pan.
  9. Cover the turkey with foil.
  10. Roast 4 hours, basing with the pan juices occasionally, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees.
  11. Remove the turkey and allow it to rest 30 minutes before carving.

Serves 16

When using a molasses based glaze the turkey skin turns dark very quickly. Always be sure to cover the turkey tightly with the foil. This will ensure a golden brown turkey every time.