The honey lacquer sauce for this recipe not only works for your holiday turkey but is AMAZING on any poultry -any night of the week.
Bourbon Honey Lacquered Turkey
(Port Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange Blossom Honey, turkey + oranges)
What you need:
1 to 2-pound turkey roast (skin on), can substitute turkey breast or Cornish game hens
1/2 cup Port Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange Blossom Honey, divided or your favorite Savannah Bee Company honey (note: we LOVE this recipe using our Hot Honey)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 cloves roasted garlic, mashed
2 tablespoons avocado oil
Flat leaf parsley for garnish
What to do:
1. Wash Up!
2. Prepare Turkey: Dry the turkey using paper towels and set aside. Using a produce peeler, skin the orange and set skin aside. Cut orange in half and juice half of the orange into a mixing bowl. Slice the entire orange into thick slices and set aside. In the bowl with orange juice, combine 1/4 cup honey, salt, ground pepper, mashed garlic, and oil. Coat the entire turkey in this mixture and place in a small roasting pan. Place oranges and orange peel on and around the turkey.
3. Roast Turkey: In an oven preheated to 350° F. Roast the turkey for 1 - 1 1/2 hours until a thermometer reads 175 degrees in the center. Every 20-30 minutes during roasting, use a basting brush and brush on more honey. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
To Serve: Slice and serve with pan juices, roasted oranges and garnished with parsley.
Pro Tip: Triple the Bourbon honey sauce recipe and lacquer a whole turkey!
Port Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange Blossom Honey
Sure, you could make the recipe with any of our delicious honey, but the citrusy vanilla and port flavors of our Port Bourbon Barrel Aged Orange Blossom Honey pairs so beautifully with fowl and takes this recipe to the NEXT level.