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Roasted Turkey Criolla Marinade

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A fresh-tasting marinade, flavored with orange zest, garlic, and fresh herbs, is designed for use when roasting a turkey in an oven bag. The bag keeps the marinade in contact with the meat for a tasty bird."
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15 m servings
Original recipe yields 20 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Place the butter, olive oil, garlic, orange zest, salt, peppercorns, oregano, rosemary, thyme, cumin, balsamic vinegar, and orange juice into the container of a blender, and pulse several times to combine.
  2. Push cloves into the onion, and place the clove-spiked onion, cinnamon stick, orange half, and bay leaf into the cavity of a turkey prepared for roasting. Place the turkey into an oven bag, and use your fingers to loosen the skin over the breast and legs. Pour marinade underneath the loosened turkey skin, seal the bag, and roast according to the oven bag instructions for your turkey's weight.

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Just made this for my husband's brew party. Turned out really well. Everybody loved it. It was very moist and tender. I didn't use the roasting bag, but did it in a Nesco roaster. Delicious...

Just tried this and the family gave it rave reviews (even my husband who hates turkey complimented it 4 times). I didn't' have a cinnamon stick so I left it out. Delicious, moist, no one thing o...

loved it,and every year Im asked to make it again.

Really great recipe, the left overs make nice soup too :)