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Spit-Roasted Turkey Adobo

Here’s a adobo-marinated, mojo-sauced, Latino-inflected bird from Miami that broke me out of my New England mindset—cooked by a method that may not yet be in your repertory: spit-roasting on the grill.


Spit-Roasted Turkey Adobo

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Spit-Roasted Turkey Adobo

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Here's what you'll nee to get started.

Cleaning out the bird.

1 8-pound turkey or 6- to 7-pound whole turkey breast

4 tablespoons salted butter, melted

For Mojo sauce: 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For Mojo sauce: 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

For Mojo sauce: 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Garlic cloves. For adobo marinade: 8 cloves, peeled and rough chopped. For Mojo sauce: 12 cloves, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise.

For adobo marinade: 2 teaspoons salt, plus more for seasoning

Ground cumin. For adobo marinade: 1 teaspoon. For Mojo sauce: 1 teaspoon.

Dried ground oregano. For adobo marinade: 1 teaspoon. For Mojo sauce: 1 teaspoon.

Freshly ground black pepper. For adobo marinade: 1 teaspoon, plus more for seasoning. For Mojo sauce: 1 teaspoon

Chopped fresh cilantro. For adobo marinade: 3 tablespoons. For Mojo sauce: 1/2 cup

For adobo marinade: 1 cup sour orange juice (naranja agria) OR 1/2 cup fresh lime juice plus 1/2 cup fresh orange juice