Tacchino Arrosto


One turkey, not very big
Six cloves of garlic
Freshly ground black pepper

How to make the Tacchino arrosto:

Prepare the turkey. Wash and clean the turkey and open it out with a clean-cut down the cartilage of the breastbone. Beat it out with a wooden mallet and dust inside and out with salt and pepper.
Place the turkey in a roasting tin, add the cloves of garlic, squash. Cover the turkey with water and bake in the oven at 200°C (400°F) for about six hours.
Turn the turkey over and cover with the juices in the pan to keep it moist. The tacchino arrosto must be colored on all sides.

Serves 4

Regional recipe from Molise





Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

You can reach Enrico at enricomassetti@msn.com.