Today, we’re going to do some #TurkeyTalk! This is a conversation sponsored by Circulon but all opinions are my own.
This year, don’t stick with the same butter and herb roasted turkey! Step outside the turkey box and roast a turkey infused with a combination of Middle Eastern spices, greek yogurt, and a sticky-sweet glaze. But first, let’s talk about this Circulon roasting pan.
- Chrome-plated U-shaped rack: keeps the turkey off the bottom, so the fat drips away from the meat, making it easy to use for gravy!
- Heavy-duty carbon steel construction: balanced heat distribution.
- Generous, hefty handles: making it easy to place in and out of the oven!
- Oven safe to 450F.
If you head on over to the Circulon Facebook Page, you’ll see a list of food bloggers that have also made some amazing turkey recipes! Be sure to enter to win roasting pans!
Now, let’s talk turkey! Normally, we cook turkey with spices and herbs we tend to cook in our everyday lives. Sure, nothing more classic than an herbed turkey, but for this Thanksgiving, why not step out of your comfort zone, grab some Indian and North African spices, and slather up this baby into a succulent bird that will have your family wondering how you made it taste so amazing?
Now, let’s chat a little about the main spice blends in this recipe:
Garam Masala, a classic spice blend from India is mostly composed of coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Ras al Hanout, a North African blend of spices has a few more spices: cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ground chili peppers, coriander, cumin, peppercorn, paprika, fenugreek, and turmeric. And since we like things spicy here, there was a hint of Aleppo Pepper, grown in Syria and Turkey. All of these spices whisked into your favorite Greek yogurt and you’ve got a marinade in a minute! Of course, you can male your own spice blends. But ain’t nobody got time for that!
Now, how about I tell you all about this Tamarind and Maple Syrup Glaze? Easily found in Latin markets, tamarind paste is a tart paste made from the tamarind fruit. Simmer in water, strained, and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup make this the perfect glaze to brush on your turkey at the end of cooking to give it that gorgeous shine. Also great served and drizzle over turkey slices.
Disclaimer: Circulon provided me with a roasting pan to test out and I was under no obligation to write this review.