I made this recipe in college. it’s fool proof.
angel’s coke turkey
1 whole turkey (13-18 pounds. If larger you will need to add more coke)
1 20 ounce Coke or Coke zero. ( Do not use Pepsi. It will not work)
1/3 cup of lemon juice.
2 lemons Wedged
1 lemon thin sliced
2 oranges wedged
1.5 sticks of butter or margarine. If you use butter, it needs to be unsalted.
½- cup of REAL honey. Not a blend, it needs to be REAL honey.
Spices needed: ( add more if you want. it’s to taste)
1-2 teaspoons Salt
2-4 tablespoons of lemon pepper
2-4 garlic powder
Defrost turkey. Dry the turkey.
Set the oven at 350 F
In a bowl, smash the butter with ½ of the spices, making a paste. Under the skin of the bird shove the butter under it, making sure you get by the legs and wings and on the breasts, then take the thinly sliced lemon slices and push them under the skin on the breasts. (They make the final product look REALLY cool)
In a bowl, put all the lemons and oranges ranges wedges, and add the rest of the spices, tossing lightly. Now fill the cavity of the turkey with said wedges. Put bird in to the roasting pan. Now pour OVER the turkey the lemon juice, and then entire 20 oz bottle of Coke /Coke zero.
On top of the bird, sprinkle a Touch of the lemon pepper on the top of the bird.
Now, Cover the bird with the foil. Make sure it’s Securely covered. Put in the oven for the amount of time depending on the weight of the bird.
The Last thirty minutes, remove the turkey, unfoil, and pour the honey OVER the turkey and place back in the oven to brown and glaze said turkey.
The skin may get dark, but it’s just the honey browning.
Turkey will be moist, juicy and yummy., you can use the pan juices to help make the gravy. it’s a good twist on the gravy.
The general rule for cooking a turkey is 20 minutes per pound. Thats what I do.