The orange sauce is a great variation on the standard turkey recipe.

Country: Italy
Century: 16th

  • 1 Small Turkey
  • 1 cup Sour Orange Juice*
  • 1 oz Sugar
  • Orange
  • Lemon

Roast turkey until done (internal temperature should reach at least 165°F). Simmer orange juice and sugar until the liquid is reduced by half. Cut oranges and lemons into rondels. Pour over cooked turkey and dress with oranges and lemons.

*Subsitute sour orange juice by mixing two parts regular orange juice with one part lemon juice.

Original Recipe Sources

Source [Opera dell'arte del cucinare, Bartolomeo Scappi]; Turkey larded finely, roasted on the spit served with sour orange juice and sugar.

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