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Watch the video and see how easy it is to prepare this Latino Style Turkey!
You can find all recipe details at Produce for Kids. I published that recipe last year and everybody enjoyed it!
In many Cuban or Puerto Rican households they prepare a latino style turkey. Pavo in Spanish is Turkey. Lechón in Spanish is Pork. That fusion results in a “pavochón” dressed same way as a traditional pork but using turkey.
At home most of my guests prefer white meat so instead of using a whole turkey I buy the turkey breast. Doing it that way makes it super easy to cook turkey at home. The turkey breast cooks in a different temperature as the legs or the quarters have more fat and the heat is not directly on them.
That is why many cooks have this predicament on getting a nicely cooked whole turkey but end up having a dry turkey breast. Many like to inject juices, wine and broths to keep the moisture. A lot of basting is involved to assure that part of the bird is well taken care of. All of that is a lot of work but when using my tricks and tips you will be able to cook your turkey hassle free.
My secret is using oven bags. That cooking technique keeps the turkey breast moist and comes out juicy and tender. Plus the cooking time is faster too. I like to use the drippings of the turkey to make a yummy gravy that goes perfect to dress up the latino style turkey meat.
Our menu includes a the traditional fixings. Including sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, a fresh salad with persimmons and homemade cranberry sauce. For dessert, flan, pecan and apple pie a la mode.
Hoping you all have an blessed Thanksgiving time. Sending my gratitude for your continued patronage.