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Turkey with Spiced Mandarins

Turkey with Spiced Mandarins

An aromatic and zesty take on traditional turkey. Turkey with Spiced Mandarins from Dairy Diary.

Turkey with Spiced Mandarins


Mandarins 4, zested then peeled and segmented

Ground allspice or cloves good pinch

Ground cinnamon 1–1½ tsp

Butter 110g (4oz), softened

Turkey 1, 4.5–6 kg (10–13lb)

Vegetable oil 2 tsp

Garlic clove 1, peeled and finely sliced

Red chilli 1, deseeded and finely sliced

Ground cumin ½ tsp

Ground turmeric ¼ tsp

Clementine or orange juice 200ml (7fl oz)

Honey 3 tbsp

Chopped coriander 1–2 tbsp



Beat mandarin zest, allspice, half the cinnamon, and white pepper into butter.


Lift skin from neck of turkey and use your fingers to ease it away from breast meat. Push flavoured butter evenly under skin, smoothing down. Pull skin flap under turkey.


Roast turkey and leave to rest.


Warm oil in a frying pan and gently fry garlic and chilli for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining cinnamon, cumin and turmeric, fry 30 seconds then pour in juice and add honey. Simmer for about 6 minutes until reduced to a syrupy glaze. Cool for 5 minutes, then add mandarin segments. Set aside.


To serve, reheat, spoon into a bowl and garnish with coriander. Serve alongside turkey.

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