Authentic Asian Sauces

Recipe Honey-Soy Glazed Turkey

Honey-Soy Glazed Turkey

  • Difficulty Level: 4
  • Serves Serves: 10
  • Preparation


  • Cooking


What you’ll need

Made with
Lee Kum Kee products

How to make it

  1. In a bowl large enough to fit the turkey, whisk together Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce, honey, Lee Kum Kee Pure Sesame Oil, and a half of the ginger. Add turkey breast side down and marinate in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Turn turkey breast side up and marinate for another 45 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set a rack in a large roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper and five-spice powder. Remove the turkey from the marinade; reserve the marinade. Set the turkey on the rack, breast side up, and season it inside and out with the salt mixture. Stuff the cavity with the scallions and the remaining ginger. Turn the turkey breast side down on the rack. Add 2 cups of water to the roasting pan. Loosely cover the turkey with a foil tent.
  3. Roast the turkey for 4 hours, basting with some of the reserved marinade every hour and adding a total of 3 cups of water to the pan during roasting. Turn the turkey breast side up and baste well with the reserved marinade. Roast uncovered for 30 minutes, basting once halfway through cooking. The turkey is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thigh registers 165°F. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 30 minutes before carving.
  4. To make the gravy: Carefully pour the juices from the turkey cavity into the roasting pan and strain the pan juices into a large saucepan and skim off the fat. Add the chicken stock to the juices along with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  5. In a medium bowl, blend the butter with the flour to make a smooth paste. Gradually whisk in 2 cups of the hot pan juices until smooth. Whisk the mixture into the saucepan and bring the gravy to a simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened. Simmer the gravy over low heat, whisking occasionally, until fully incorporated, about 8 minutes.
  6. Carve the turkey and serve with the gravy.

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