Stuffed Turkey With Oranges For The Christmas Menu

Stuffed Turkey With Oranges

Stuffed turkey with oranges – we all expect gifts for the holidays, but they are also a time to share tastes and gather loved ones around the table. In this spirit, we present to you something a little more special and different from red meats – stuffed turkey with oranges. This refined combination promises a pleasure for the taste buds and will turn your festive lunch or dinner into an unforgettable event.

Stuffed Turkey With Oranges

Some will say whether it’s chicken or turkey – it doesn’t matter. However, the truth is in the meat itself. Today it is difficult to get quality chicken, but turkey meat is not so popular in Bulgaria, and it seems that the abuse of this type of bird is not at such a “height”.

The turkey, as a symbol of abundance and opulence in some countries, provides an extraordinary opportunity for culinary creativity. With a distinct flavor and delicious meat, turkey with added oranges adds a new, refreshing element to the traditional preparation of pheasant meat dishes.

Recipe for stuffed turkey with oranges

The oranges, with their sweet and slightly sour taste, combine perfectly with the stuffing and meat of the turkey, creating a different but pleasant taste delight. The turkey, in turn, will become juicy, tender and with aromatic flavor notes – a dish that perfectly suits the Christmas holidays.

Ingredients for turkey with oranges

  • 1 turkey (approximately 3-4 kg);
  • 4 oranges (grated peels, squeezed juice and slices);
  • 1 tsp Red wine;
  • 100 ml of olive oil (or oil as a last resort);
  • 50 ml of pomegranate juice and half a pomegranate for garnish;
  • thyme (optional);
  • rosemary for garnish;
  • pepper and salt to taste.

How to make stuffed turkey with oranges

Remove excess fat from turkey, rinse and dry well.

In a large bowl, combine the orange juice and grated orange peel from 2 oranges, the red wine and olive oil. Add the pomegranate juice, season with salt and pepper and add the grated thyme.

With 3/4 of the marinade prepared in this way, coat the whole turkey liberally inside and out. Cut the remaining two oranges into quarters and stuff into the turkey. Sew well with thread  or pinch.

Bake in the preheated oven at 180g until done, basting occasionally with the remaining 1/4 of the turkey rub mixture.

Once it is ready, you can serve it in a suitable serving coat and garnish with rosemary.


A stuffed turkey with oranges is an innovative and delicious way to enrich your holiday table. A combination of juicy turkey, aromatic oranges and aromatic pomegranate will make your holiday unforgettable. The courage to experiment in the kitchen will bring you pleasure and praise from your guests. Happy cooking and happy holidays!

Don’t miss to check another recipe for stuffed turkey with rice and mushrooms


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