Butterflied Turkey with Yucatan Rub
A stunning spicy substitute to turkey's traditional treatment.
- Preparation Time30 mins
- Cooking Time100 mins
For the turkey
For the rub
1) The day before serving, heat 3L of the water with salt and sugar in a large pan, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar. Remove from heat, add remaining litre cold water, and stir. Set brine aside to cool to room temperature.
2) Put turkey in a large container and cover with the brine. Cover and refrigerate for four to five hours. (If you want to brine the turkey overnight, use half the amount of salt and sugar.)
1) Crumble annatto paste into a food processor and blend with the garlic, oregano, coriander, black pepper, salt, and allspice. Add the fruit juices and the olive oil and process to make a pasty sauce. Drain and pat the turkey very dry. Smear the rub all over the bird. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2) Prepare an outdoor barbecue with a large medium-heat fire for direct and indirect grilling. Position a drip pan under the grate on indirect side of the barbecue.
3) Place turkey, breast side up, over the drip pan and barbecue, covered, until meat is cooked about halfway through, about 50 minutes. Turn and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thigh registers 75°C, about 50 minutes more. Move turkey to direct heat and rotate to evenly brown the skin in the last ten minutes of cooking. Transfer to a carving board, cover, and let rest ten minutes before carving.
Shopsmart: Annatto paste is a Mexican flavouring composed of ground annatto, or achiote, seeds mixed with herbs - usually oregano - and spices. The rust-colour paste is then pressed into a compact brick. Look for it in the Hispanic section of your grocery.
Cook's Note: The turkey can be grilled as soon as it's rubbed with the spice paste, and it will be great. But if you have time, let it marinate - it will be awesome.
Other recipes with turkey
Udon Noodles with Tenderstem, Red Peppers and Griddled Turkey Breast
Pressed Roast Turkey, Pesto, and Provolone Sandwiches
Spiced Christmas Turkey with Clementine Gravy
Turkey Lasagne with Butternut Squash and Spinach
Roasted turkey with fried pecan-bourbon glaze
Tioli's Crazee Burger: Turkey burger with orange mustard glaze
Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives
Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America's classic "greasy spoon" restaurants that have been doing it right for decades.
Man V. Food
A culinary tour across America, checking out the best diners, looking for great food and tackling the nation's largest and most fiery eating challenges.
The Pioneer Woman
Award winning blogger and former city girl Ree Drummond shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together meals to elegant creations.
When restaurant owners suspect employees of not doing their jobs, or generally doing lousy work, they call in the Mystery Diners. What will they find?
Turning a failing restaurant around is a daunting task under the best of circumstances; attempting to do it in just two days and with a limited budget seems an impossible task. But chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge.
Teams of cake decorators, candy makers and pumpkin carvers create Halloween-themed displays in an elimination battle for a big cash prize.
Barefoot Contessa: Back To Basics
Self-taught cooking queen, Ina Garten, shares her delicious, simple and unique recipes. Her dishes are perfect for celebrations and family dinners.
Halloween Baking Championship
America’s top bakers battle it out to bake the spookiest, creepiest and most irresistible treats. The baker who impresses the most will take home $25,000.
Kids Baking Championship
A group of talented junior bakers compete in a series of very creative challenges to win the title of Kids Baking Champion and the $25,000 grand prize.
Bake Off: The Professionals
Teams of professional pastry chefs across Britain compete in a spectacular bake-off. They create exquisite desserts and showpieces in a bid to impress world-renowned judges and be crowned the winner.
Chef and restauranteur, Ina Garten, shares delicious recipes inspired from cuisines all around the world, perfect for entertaining or eating at home.
Holiday Baking Championship
Eight bakers show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. They must prove their abilities in front of judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale.
Jamie's Great Britain
Jamie Oliver explores the history of British food and how British cuisine has been influenced by centuries of invasion, exploration, and immigration. He samples modern and traditional dishes and cooks up delicious meals inspired by his trip.
Man V. Food: Hall Of Fame
Food enthusiast Casey Webb travels across the U.S. in search of the country’s ultimate eating challenges. From his most memorable BBQ dishes to his favourite desserts, Casey counts down some of his greatest feasts.
Best Baker In America
Skilled bakers are challenged to use their style and technical abilities to make stunning, tasty treats. The baker that impresses the judges the most takes home a cash prize and the title of Best Baker in America.
Michel Roux’s French Country Cooking
Michel Roux Jr showcases the unique cuisine of Southern France. He sources incredible local ingre-dients, samples delicious dishes and shares his favourite recipes that are simple and easy to make.
The Best Of Man V. Food
From visiting America's greatest pig-out spots to taking on the most legendary eating challenges, Adam Richman has sampled some incredible dishes. Relive some of his favourite mouth-watering moments.
Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge samples the best pub food the UK has to offer and demonstrates how to make hearty dishes inspired by British pub classics, from the comfort of your own home.
Chef Nancy Fuller gathers the best the land has to offer and feeds her friends and family classic, farm fresh meals.
16-Min Meals: Cowboy Favorites
Ree shares yummy 16-minute recipes for cowboys and cowgirls. She makes steak medallions and potatoes, and gnocchi with chorizo and corn.
Brownies Vs. Blondies
Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli split the 10 remaining young bakers to settle the debate – which are better, brownies or blondies?
Bakin' With Bacon
12 young bakers are competing to impress the judges with their bacon cupcakes. They must use their assigned ingredient in a creative way for a chance to win.
Spots And Stripes Forever
The 11 remaining young bakers are challenged to make mini cheesecakes with colourful animal prints, from tiger to zebra – who will impress the judges?
Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the kid bakers to create cakes with gravity-defying illusions on them. Whose extraordinary cake will rise to the top?
In the finale, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman want cakes that have rainbows on the inside and outside. Who will win the $25,000 and title?
Bite-Sized Birthday Party
The kid bakers are tasked with creating bite-sized birthday party desserts for an outdoor party. Who will impress the judges?
A brand-new group of incredible kid bakers introduce themselves and get creative with selfie-inspired eclairs in a variety of assigned flavours.
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the kid bakers to make meat, spinach and mushroom or veggie-Pesto lasagne to get to the final round.
The kid bakers are tasked with turning unexpected baked items like waffles, blondies and cupcakes into outrageous and impressive ice cream sandwiches.
You're In The Ballpark
The talented kid bakers are challenged to make over-the-top ballpark popcorn-inspired desserts. Whose creation will knock the competition out of the park?
Sea-List to A-List
The celebrity recruits dive into the world of seafood by solving a recipe riddle to make ceviche. And, the chefs show them how to butcher their own fish.
Cleaning Up In Mississippi
In Mississippi, a husband and wife are on the brink of divorce because of their failing restaurant. They call on chef Robert Irvine for help.
Desserts Doing Good
The final three young bakers create cakes to impress the judges. They must stick to a school club theme for a chance to be crowned winner and take home $25,000.
The sun is shining, and Ree is doing some California-style cooking. She makes wine-roasted chicken with pistachio pesto pasta and vibrant cauliflower tacos.
Friends In Need
Robert arrives at New Orleans to find a restaurant full of history but in need of his help. The livelihood of two families depends on its success.
After fishing in Le Grau-du-Roi, Michel shares his recipe for a flavourful mackerel dish. Later, he cooks a succulent roast chicken with herb butter.
Ainsley prepares meals for a lazy Sunday, from sweetcorn fritters with poached egg to slow-roasted lamb. Gyles Brandreth shares his recipe for fish finger sandwiches.
Film Crew Takeout
Ree Drummond cooks for her kid crew after a day of filming. She makes veggie packed burritos, tortilla soup, s'mores brownies and baked BBQ ribs.