Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Xmas Turkey - Ceia De Natal Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Xmas Turkey - Ceia De Natal

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    27 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    27 hrs

    FLKeysJen's Note:

    There's another Brazilian Christmas Turkey recipe here using rum, but I thought this traditional version was interesting since it calls for champagne. From a Christian bulletin board site.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Shopping List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Rub the turkey inside and out with a paste made with the salt, pepper, garlic, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Place the turkey in a non-reactive pan and pour on olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, champagne, and water. Add bay leaves, onions, scallions, and parsley. Cover loosely with a large piece of plastic and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours, occasionally dousing the turkey with the liquid.
    2. 2
      Remove turkey from marinade and rub it well inside and out with butter. Fill the turkey with dressing if desired, and close the opening with skewers. Reserve marinade for basting. Place turkey in a roasting pan. Crisscross bacon strips on top of turkey breast for flavor and decoration.
    3. 3
      Pour some of the marinade over the turkey. Cover turkey loosely with aluminum foil and roast the turkey in a 325-F degree oven until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh attains 180-F degrees.
    4. 4
      While it's roasting, make sure to baste the turkey at regular intervals with the remaining marinade, about every half-hour. Remove the foil for the final 20 minutes of roasting to crisp the skin and turn it a rich golden brown. Slice and serve!

    Ratings & Reviews:


    Nutritional Facts for Xmas Turkey - Ceia De Natal

    Serving Size: 1 (505 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 829.9
    Calories from Fat 463
    Total Fat 51.5 g
    Saturated Fat 12.2 g
    Cholesterol 236.0 mg
    Sodium 367.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 70.1 g

    Ideas from


    Over 475,000 Recipes Network of Sites