Cajun Turkey with Orange-Oregano Gravy

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In the past week, I’ve talked a little bit about firm Thanksgiving traditions (my husband’s grandmother’s stuffing) and things I’m cool with experimenting with (the mashed potatoes!). But when it comes to the turkey, all bets are off. Some years, we’ll roast it the old-fashioned way with all the traditional herbs and spices. Sometimes we’ll make a big ol’ mess and brine it. My mother-in-law has made a turkey in a countertop roaster, and my husband has toyed around with the idea of smoking the turkey one year.

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It really just depends on what else is going in our lives, and how much time we have to devote to prepping the turkey. If your response to that situation is “none. zero time to devote to prepping the turkey,” then you need an easy way to get a turkey on the table without sacrificing flavor. We’ve all been there, and JENNIE-O® is here to help us out. You’ll have to find a few minutes to go to the store and buy the turkey, but you can manage that. I have confidence in you.

The beautiful platter of gorgeous, perfectly roasted turkey pieces you see at the top of this post was created using a JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Cajun Style Whole Turkey. This stress-free, pre-seasoned turkey (gravy included!), goes directly from store to freezer to roasting pan to oven to carving board to table. No thawing, no brining, no seasoning, no problem. Use the extra time you’ve saved to get back to the important stuff, like wine tasting and spending time with your family. In that order, or not. Your call.

Cajun Turkey with Orange-Oregano Gravy - A stress-free, super flavorful turkey that requires almost zero prepping in advance! | foxeslovelemons.com

You guys, this Cajun Turkey with Orange-Oregano Gravy is just absolutely delicious. It is SUPER juicy, and has just the right amount of spice. I was a little worried when it came to “cajun,” since spicy food isn’t for everyone. But my mom and my best friend, who are both a little wary when it comes to spicy food, both really loved this turkey. The cajun seasonings add just the right amount of flavor without being overwhelmingly hot.

About that gravy: while the turkey comes with a packet of delicious gravy that only needs to be combined with some water and heated up on the stove, the “home chef” side of me wanted to jazz it up a bit. With just a touch of orange zest and fresh oregano, I was able to put my own unique spin on this easy breezy turkey dinner.

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Cajun Turkey with Orange-Oregano Gravy

Ingredients:


  • 1 Jennie-O OVEN READY Cajun-Style Turkey

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves


Directions:


  1. Prepare turkey according to package directions.

  2. Prepare included gravy packet according to package directions, stirring in orange zest and oregano in last 3 minutes of cooking.


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Disclosure: As a member of the Jennie-O Switch Circle, this was a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jennie-O. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.

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