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Nuria’s Turkey Adobado con Guava Glaze

You might smell like garlic and guava at the end of cooking the turkey, and that would not be a bad thing.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 6


Ingredients for Abodabo Marinade

  • 8 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 18 teaspoons salt
  • 18 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 teaspoons vinegar
  • 8 local limes if you’re not in Puerto Rico, do a mix of lemons and limes

Ingredients for Guava Glaze

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup guava jelly


To make the Abodabo Marinade

  • Blend all ingredients together.
  • Set aside.

To make the Guava Glaze

  • Melt butter. Combine with rum and guava jelly.
  • Set aside.

Glazing the Turkey

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Wash and dry the turkey. Rub well with the adobado.
  • Roast, approximately 20 minutes per pound.
  • When it’s about 2/3 of the way done, baste with the guava glaze.
  • Be careful, because if you glaze it too early it will burn!
  • Save the remaining glaze and serve at the table, so you can dip the turkey in it a few more times.
  • Enjoy!