Yuca mofongo stuffed roast turkey!

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Hello friend and fellow foodies!

Yesterday we wanted to prepare a traditional roast turkey, according to the American tradition while at the same time keeping a very Dominican cookery tradition. After some discussion, the “sous chef” and I came up with a “yuca mofongo” stuffed roast turkey. What a marvelous idea!

There were very few changes to the original yuca mofongo recipe and the roast turkey one. I added bacon to the mofongo and a lighter seasoning to the roast turkey.


  1. A 12.5 lbs turkey.
  2. 10 tbsp. salt.
  3. 7 tbsp. garlic paste
  4. Sour orange juice (to wash the turkey)
  5. ½ cup sour orange juice
  6. 3 tbsp. ground oregano.
  7. 3 tbsp. black pepper.

yuca mofongo stuffing


Wash the turkey with abundant water and sour orange juice. I prefer to use a big bowl where I can keep the seasonings from being lost. Mix all the seasonings and make a paste. Massage the turkey with the paste inside and outside and save for at least 3 days. If it gets completely frozen in the fridge remember to take out at least 24 hours prior to roasting.

Slow roast

I like to do it this way so that it ends up tender and juicy. I roast on low fire for at least 4-5 hours covered in aluminum foil. Then I uncover and let the juices drain by making small holes in unnoticeable places. Raise the fire to the maximum and allow to gild while giving it coatings witht the glazing sauce. Closely follow up until it has the color you desire.

Hope you enjoy. Next week I share with you my turkey bone creamy soup! A big hug from the breezy Caribbean!


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Escritor. Consultor. Historiador. Cocinero tradicional Dominicano. (Writer. Consultant. Historian. Dominican traditional food cook)
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9 Responses to Yuca mofongo stuffed roast turkey!

  1. Karen says:

    It sounds like you had a delicious turkey for Thanksgiving.

  2. Nilka Frovik says:

    Hello Arturo, how are you? So you rinse the Turkey with the sour orange first, then rub the garlic paste with the others ingredients all over the turkey and put it in the fridge or freezer for 3 days? So the turkey get flavor desire!!! Can you send me the recipe for the yuca mofongo please? Thanks

  3. John says:

    My grandmother from my father’s side would make her turkey stuffed with mofongo scenes I was a kid I’m now 35. Plantains, bacon and a little batata. Was the first thing to go on the table. I see mofongo everywhere now. Cuban restaurant, Colombian restaurant, Dominican restaurants, some restaurants just serve mofongo. Puerto Rico is so small but there food always seems to amaze me. Not only mofongo but there pina colada, arroz con pollo, pastlese and so on. Mofongo is such a flexible dish full of flavor. I’ve had yuca mofongo many times in Puerto Rico and trifongo (yuca, green and yellow plantains together) and can say yucafongo is one of my favorite after breadfruit mofongo.

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