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Basting Liquid

Use this basting liquid to make Black Lacquered Turkey.

  • Yield: Makes 6 cups
Basting Liquid

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  • 1 turkey gizzard, chopped
  • 1 turkey neck, chopped
  • 1 turkey heart, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider


  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine gizzard, neck, heart, bay leaf, paprika, coriander, garlic, salt, and pepper with 4 cups water. Bring to a simmer, and continue to simmer until the turkey pieces are cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add apple cider, stir, and remove from heat.

Cook's Note

If you run out of basting liquid, you may use apple cider or the roasting juices that accumulate in the roasting pan.

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