Bag It Up – Receita exclusiva EUA by Dennis Salazar

Bag it up!

In the US in November, we have “Thanksgiving”. We celebrate with family and we eat a whole large turkey dinner. Then the turkey seems to disappear never to be seen on family’s dinner tables again. “where oh where for art thou Romeo or uh I mean Turkey”.

Although before we start. I want to let you know. This is one of my preferred ways to bake and keep turkey from being dry. You got to bag it up! This is a controversial subject, bag or baste it. Which I won’t want to start any major debates here. In my humble opinion, both can make a perfect meal.

Cooking, baking, bagging or basting, it’s all about the crazy method you chose or do well. Just do what you love with variety.

I will use an oven bag today and we will place ALL the ingredients in this oven bag. This is going to be great it takes just about an hour including prep time and baking time.



  • Turkey breast about 2kg
  • 5-6 red potatoes
  • 5-6 medium sized carrots
  • 5 shallots
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • Oven bags
  • Coriander
  • Lemons
  • Strawberry syrup


  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tbsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Black olive water see note*
  • Add ½ cup water



  • 6 lemons 5 for juice 1 for slices
  • 2 tbsp. Strawberry syrup
  • 5 cups of water
  • 4-6 tsp sugar to taste


Preheat oven to 190c/375f. Chop tomatoes and ¼ cup coriander, Peel carrots and shallots, wash potatoes (leave skin on) cut carrots and potatoes into medium sized cubes (see video) poke holes in the thick end of breast place bits of butter in holes about 2 tbsp. combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place half the veggies in bag then place breast in bag, add remaining veggies on top then pour marinade over the top. Close bag with tie securly. place on tray in oven for 40-50 min depending on your oven

Note* I always have black olives without the seed in my refrigerator. Use the water not the olives.