Looking for a non-traditional turkey recipe this Thanksgiving? This orange glazed turkey recipe is very simple to put together, and it has amazing flavor. It’s perfect for any Turkey day feast this year!
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Orange Glazed Turkey Recipe
- 1 Turkey, we used a 5 lb turkey from Honeysuckle White - adjust the recipe according to the size of yours
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup orange marmalade
- 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate, frozen
- 1/2 orange cut into bite size pieces
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Stuffing recipe of choice, We used Pepperidge Farm's Sage and Onion dressing
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together sage, sea salt, parsley, and onion powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
- In a sauce pan, melt and combine butter, orange marmalade, orange juice concentrate, honey, and orange pieces. Bring to a boil and stir until it starts to thicken.
- Bring to a simmer and let simmer about 10 minutes. Add the remaining sage mixture.
- Place a 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the rack on top.
- Place turkey on the rack of the roasting pan.
- Stuff the turkey with stuffing of choice.
- Rub half the mixture all over the turkey.
- Baste the turkey with some of the glaze.
- Place turkey in oven. The time will depend on how big the turkey is (we cooked ours for 2.5 hours. Larger turkeys may take up to 6 six hours. You will cook it until the internal temperature is above 165 degrees Fahrenheit.)
- Every 30 minutes, baste the turkey with more of the glaze.
Forrest and I will have been married five years in December! It feels like we were just in the middle of our whirl-wind engagement – we got engaged on October 28th and married on December 22nd. Such a crazy but wonderful time.
One thing that we registered for but didn’t get (which was fine, of course) was a knife set. We’ve always wanted to get one, since we’ve basically been living off of random knives that were left behind in an apartment of mine, but we’ve just never had the money for them. Forrest especially appreciates a good knife, so he was thrilled when I told him we were being sent this Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Cutlery set.
Yes, I said self-sharpening! I didn’t even know this existed. Basically, there are ceramic sharpeners built into the slots of the storage block. So, when you insert the knife into the block, it automatically sharpens the knives with each use at the correct angle. In order to keep your knives in tip top shape, they need to be sharpened on a regular basis. This can be a bit cumbersome of a task, so many people probably forgo that process – I know I did! So, this knife set is a must-have for anyone who tends to forget to sharpen their knives.
We used it for the first time as we prepared this orange glazed turkey. I tried out the paring knife as I cut this knife, and I couldn’t believe how smooth it was. I told Forrest it was obvious I hadn’t used a good knife in a long time, because I didn’t realize cutting something could be so easy! I definitely need to brush up my knife skills!
The set we got came with a variety of knives – and I appreciated the fact that their uses are listed on the ends. Forrest always likes me to try and use the right knives when I’m cutting something…and I’m not very good at doing that. So I think we both appreciate this!
We loved that this knife set are made of high-carbon, no stain stainless steel and they are full tang construction (Which means the blade extends through the handle of the knife…which means it’s much less likely to break.) There are three different models available – the Calphalon Classic 15 piece set, the Calphalon Contemporary Series German Steel Self-Sharpening set, and the Calphalon Precision Series Fully Forged Self-Sharpening set. Any of them would be awesome! We sure love ours.
As I said, we used it a few times while prepping this yummy turkey recipe. It was great for cutting the onion that we needed in the stuffing, as well as the orange for the sauce. Of course, it was especially nice to have when we had to carve the turkey!
This recipe was fairly simple to put together, and it had great flavor. It is a little bit different from your traditional turkey recipe, but it’s worth trying! We used a turkey from Honeysuckle White which was a little smaller, but it was one of the best tasting turkeys ever!
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Calphalon Self-Sharpening Knife Set
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Erica Best says
i like the watermelon one
Cindy A. says
I learned how to cut up a chicken without destroying it. I should have watched that video years ago. 😉
carol clark says
i like how he showed wedges and cubes and slices on the watermelon video
Serge B says
I learned how to cut a butternut squash and an avocado
Amanda Sakovitz says
I watched the butter nut squash video and learned that you have to rotate the knife when cutting it
sarah k says
I watched the celery root video because I always bypassed it in the vegetable section and the chicken break down video which shows me I really need a sharper knife because my chicken doesn’t look like that:)
Theresa Jenkins says
video>>>>>CABBAGE >> 7 ” santoku knife for cutting cabbage, learned to cut thin or thick cabbage
Stephanie Phelps says
I watched the one on jalapeno and I learned how to cut ribbons and how to dice!
Leigh Anne Borders says
I did not realize they had all these videos to teach you how to cut things properly. We love to cook butternut squash during this season and I found how to cut them properly. I learned to rotate the base while cutting off the head of the butternut squash.
Debbie Welchert says
I watched the Artichoke video and learned how to get to and clean an artichoke heart. I never knew how to do that.
The pomegranate video is the most amazing and I learned a lot on how now to cut a pomegranate.
Jillian Too says
I watched the brussels sprout video. I learned that you cut a cone shape to remove the core.
I watched the chicken video and learned the best knife and technique to use for slicing chicken.
I loved the Celery Root video. I finally learned how to properly cut one of those.
Irene Menge says
I watched the eggplant video. So very clever to slice off a little of one side so the eggplant can’t roll around while you’re cutting it. One of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments.
I watched the one about cleaning and chopping shrimp. I use shrimp a lot and I always make sure a mess of it. This was a very iunformative video!
shelly peterson says
I watched the chicken video. I learned to use a 6 in. utility knife and cut the wings off first.
Leena Hwang says
Finally found out how to cut pomegranates! Don’t just slice in half; cut the top off, carve fruit into slices (but not all the way through!), and then peel back the slices from the core! Very useful (:
Doris Jackson says
I watched the butternut squash video and I loved the tip that shows once you are embedded in the squash rotate the squash to cut through as opposed to just bearing down.
Doris Jackson says
After spending the last 20 minutes trying to cut a spaghetti squash in half with what I consider decent knives I am even more intrigued by this self sharpening set. Also, the Turkey looks delicious!
Sarah Cool says
I loved the onion video because I always have trouble with cutting onions
Don’t we all! =)
The chicken cutting one was so informative!
Laura J says
Oh I loved watching the Corn on the cob one! I learned three different ways to cut corn on the cob!!!
Thanks for watching!
Addison Epps says
I watched the video about how to cut a bell pepper!
He used a 4-inch knife, and cut off the bottom first which I thought was interesting. Then he just popped out the stem/middle, all the seeds were contained and easy to get rid of, and then he cut them up easily and neatly! It was pretty awesome haha.
Oh, and the turkey looks delicious Katie:)
Thanks for watching!
Camille Walker says
This recipe looks amazing! We did get a knife set when we got married but it is old and not sharp now!
It’s hard when the knives start to go dull!
Yum! I’ve never thought of doing anything like this with a turkey!
You will have to try it out!
Barbara Montag says
I watched the Lemon & Lime video.
And I learned how to easily skin a lime.
Your welcome! Thanks for watching =)
Those are all cool way to cut different things!! I would LOVE a new knife set!!
Kristalyn Ford says
I love how a good knife makes things so much easier. I am intrigued by the self-sharpening. Our knife set is one we got when we were married, so it’s starting to get a little dull. This would be awesome to win!
I saw a commercial for these knives a few days ago and they look amazing!
Alexandra robertson says
I watched how to cute a pineapple 🙂 They always seemed like so much work before.
Katelyn Fagan says
I watched the eggplant video. I have never cut an eggplant before, so that was helpful!
Becky (So Very Blessed) says
I am the queen of forgetting to sharpen my knives! And I wonder why slicing butternut squash and spaghetti squash is such a chore… 😉 I just recently heard about self sharpening knife sets, but didn’t know how they worked before – genius! The turkey looks delicious! Yum!
I love the sauce for that. I’ll have to try it on some chicken (Carter can’t have turkey).
Brianna H says
I LOVE these knives, they look so cool. That turkey recipe looks yummy too! My favorite video was on cutting squid. I’ve never cooked squid, or cut it, but would love to some day. I’ll definitely pull up the video whenever I do get to try squid.
Julie Wood says
I learned that I have been taking the pit out of the Avocado all wrong. I need to cut the avocado in half and then take the knife and put in on the pit and turn the knife to get the pit out! I really like these videos. They really help me with cooking.
Cindy Johnson says
The turkey recipe sounds delicious, I am going to try it for Thanksgiving. I’ve always put sliced oranges under the turkey skin when I cook it, but I’ve never made an orange glaze. Yum, can’t wait.
John Lynn says
Tammy Northrup says
It seems every time I use one of our knives it needs sharpened. I love this design of having the sharpener built into the knife block! Your turkey looks amazing by the way.