Adobo Butter Turkey

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it’s roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

This post is sponsored by The Diestel Family Turkey Ranch. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

It’s officially that time – TURKEY TIME! And I’m here to bring you a crazy delicious turkey that is 100% not traditional BUT 100% delicious. Now, I know a lot of people have trusted recipes they never deviate from but I’m telling you right now you need to try this turkey. This delicious bird isn’t just roasted till perfection, nope. First, it’s marinated in adobo and then rubbed down with adobo butter. You guys, YAASSSSSSS!

If you’re not familiar with adobo it’s a delicious marinade out of chile peppers, vinegar, herbs and delicious spices. Sooooooooo good!

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

A few months ago The Diestel Family Turkey Ranch reached out to me and asked if I wanted to join forces to talk turkey. I, of course, jumped on the opportunity because I am not one to pass up a delicious turkey. PLUS as a blogger I should have more than just one (albeit delicious herbed mayonnaise roast turkey) turkey recipe on my blog.

Am I right?

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

The thing I love most about working with The Diestel Family Turkey Ranch was the ability to actually talk to one of the family members from the farm. I often wonder where my store bought food truly comes from so when I got to talk to Heidi Diestel I was actually super excited to hear first hand about the farm and the turkeys. In fact, I felt like I probably talked her ear off because I literally wanted to know everything! One of the things I learned (and thought was amazing) was that Diestel birds are raised almost twice as long and given three times as much space as conventional birds. How awesome is that! Plus they have been doing this since 1949. Think of all those happy turkeys! Plus because their humane practices the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) awarded Diestel’s pasture raised birds its highest 5+ rating. 

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

Not only do they care about their turkeys they care about the environment as well. They started the Organic Diestel Structured Compost to help improve the farm’s soil fertility and reduces the greenhouse gas emissions of products that would normally be landfilled by approximately 70 percent. A company who cares is a company I support!

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

I’m also 100% all about their turkey because LOOK AT IT!  This adobo butter turkey came out moist, juicy and tasted amazing! The adobo marinade definitely brought flavor to the party but the unmistakable turkey flavor was there!

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

Wanna know something super duper cool? You can order your very own Diestel turkey ONLINE and get $12 off by using the code NUTMEG12! 

{Looking for delicious ways to use up your leftover turkey? Try my Baked Turkey Bacon Onion SandwichesTurkey Monte CristoTurkey Wild Rice Chili or my Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich with Moist Maker!}

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Adobo Butter Turkey

This adobo butter turkey is PACKED full of flavor and is the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving day celebration. First, the turkey is marinated in adobo overnight and then rubbed down with flavor-packed adobo butter. Then it's roasted to perfection for a super juicy flavorful Thanksgiving turkey.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

For adobo:

For turkey:

For adobo butter: 

  • 1 cup butter, unsalted room temperature
  • 1/4 cup adobo sauce

 

Directions:

For adobo:
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (I used my Vitamix) and blend until smooth. The mixture should be smooth, slightly thick and very aromatic.

Set aside 1/4 cup of the adobo sauce.

For turkey:
Remove your turkey from its packaging, rinse and remove the giblets. Add turkey to your roasting pan and using your hands cover the whole turkey (inside and out) with the adobo. Cover the turkey (either with your roasting pan lid or plastic wrap) and let side in the fridge overnight. I marinating my turkey for 12 hours.

After your 12 hours remove the turkey from the oven and let sit on the counter for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Take your adobo butter and rub it all over the turkey, inside and out.

Stuff the cavity of the bird with garlic and clementines.

Season the outside of the bird with kosher salt and pepper. Tie the legs of the bird if desired.

Roast for about 3-1/2 hours OR until the bird reaches an internal temperature (when checked near the thigh) of 160 degrees. Then let the bird rest for at least 30 minutes before carving.

For adobo butter:
In a mixer mix together butter and reserved 1/4 cup adobo sauce. Mix until smooth and combined.

10 Responses to “Adobo Butter Turkey”

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    Julia Mueller — November 7, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Gaaah that turkey looks like perfection! I’m all about non-traditional ways of spicing up the holidays, and am digging this adobo butter method you’ve got going on. Diestel turkey is definitely my all-time favorite…it truly is the best! Your photos are absolutely mouth-watering – a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird!!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — November 7, 2016 at 10:38 am

    That is one awesome turkey!! I have done adobo on whole chickens, but this is just a great change for Thanksgiving!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — November 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, that turkey is absolute perfection and that flavor profile…!!!

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    Sharon @What The Fork — November 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    This turkey looks absolutely delicious and flavorful! Thanks for the great recipe idea 🙂

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    katerina @ diethood.com — November 8, 2016 at 6:18 am

    What an amazing turkey!! Looks perfect!!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — November 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    What a beautiful bird. It looks completely delicious!

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    Ginny McMeans — November 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

    That is so great that you made your own adobo sauce. it out of the jar and never thought to make my own. This recipes is being bookmarked and pinned. I don’t wan’t to loose it.

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    Dee — November 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

    What a gorgeous turkey, and I love the flavors!

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    Miranda — November 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    What incredible flavors for a turkey! I want this at my Thanksgiving!

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    Krista — November 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I know what turkey recipe I will be making this Thanksgiving!

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