"It smells like Christmas", my daughters say when this turkey is in the oven. And it is because this recipe has accompanied us at each and every one of our Christmas dinners. My mother used to prepare the turkey like this, and it is a tradition that I maintain to this day, and I hope that my daughters continue it because family traditions give us a sense of belonging, they give us solid foundations, they give us roots and they create incredible memories for us and our children.
The secret to this recipe? Prepare it with your family. My daughters love taking turns injecting the turkey with the incredible and tasty Pisco and orange juice mixture, because that's what cooking is all about – playing and enjoying while we create culinary magic with the ingredients.
If you don’t know what Pisco is, well, it is a Peruvian spirit, within the category of brandy, and has been granted an appellation, or its denomination of origin. It is distilled from eight specific types of grapes called “criollas” that are native to Peru. It is delicious either alone, in cocktails (as Pisco sour) or to give an incredible flavor to foods like this delicious turkey.