To begin with, we need to prepare a marinade in which we will insist our turkey. Pour water into the pan, add bay leaf, coriander seeds, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil. You can steam the spices in a small amount of water to make it faster, then remove from the heat and add the rest of the cold water, we need a cold marinade.
Find a whole large package, place it in a high pan so that the turkey would fit in, lay the bird upside down.
Peel the carrots and onions, cut into rings and add to the turkey. Pour the marinade so that it completely covers the meat, tie it tightly and refrigerate for 2 days.
When the bird pickles soft butter, mix with ground pepper. Cut the head of garlic without peeling in half, pour over the orange with boiling water and put the clove in it.
Remove the turkey from the marinade and pat it well with a towel so that it is dry. Put the turkey on the foil so that you can then completely wrap it in it. Rub the surface of the bird with oil and pepper, if possible, and cram under the skin. In the middle, lay an orange with garlic, you can also put carrots with onions that were pickled with meat. Sew the abdomen with thread.
Wrap the turkey in foil, close the seams not too tightly so that the steam can escape a little. Put in a preheated oven to 220 degrees for 40 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 180 degrees and cook for another 2 hours. After removing the foil, add a temperature of 220 degrees and bake until golden brown for about 30 minutes, if you need a turkey, turn it over so that the crisp is uniform.
Cool the finished turkey a bit, remove the thread and serve.
Baked turkey according to this recipe is pickled for a long time, but after cooking it turns out to be very tender, juicy and with a golden and crispy crust. This dish is simply created for a festive feast, such a bird is enough for a big company. Perfect with any side dish and salads. According to a similar recipe, American housewives cook a Christmas turkey.