La Caja China Turkey Recipe


Set on another journey into an adventure that promises to elevate your turkey game to new heights, delivering succulent, flavorful results that will impress even the most discerning palates. From tender, juicy meat to crispy, golden skin, discover the secrets to mastering the perfect roasted turkey with La Caja China's expert tips, recipes, and techniques. Join us as we embark on a journey of taste and tradition, where every bite is a celebration of the rich flavors and aromas of this beloved holiday centerpiece.






Serving Size
2 servings per lb of turkey

Drip Tray

1 gallon water

1 cup beer or wine

1 cup of La Caja China Cuban Style Adobo Criollo

1 cup sour orange juice **
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon bay leaves
1 garlic bulb1 teaspoon cumin
3 teaspoon salt
4 oz. of water
4 oz. Pineapple juice (optional) secret ingredient in our Mojo Criollo

** You can replace the sour orange juice with the following mix;
6 oz. orange juice
2 oz. lemon juice


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  1. Apply the La Caja China Cuban Style Mojo Marinating Sauce and La Caja China Cuban Style Adobo Criollo dry rub to the meat. Marinate for a minimum of 12 hours.
  2. Place Turkey on top of the rack breast down if cooking whole or skin down if cooking split, attached top rack using the 4 S-Hooks. Add 1 gallon of water to the drip tray, for extra flavor you can add beer or spices to the water, I personally like to add a cup of our La Caja China Mojo Criollo.
  3. Place Turkey inside the box, skin or breast down, attached the probe from the wired thermometer and run the wire under the short top frame
  4. Cover box with the ash pan and charcoal grid.
  5. Add charcoal and light up. Once lit (20- 25 minutes) spread the charcoal evenly over the charcoal grid.

    Weekender: 10 lbs. of charcoal
    Model#1 Box: 16 lbs. of charcoal
    Model#2 Box: 18 lbs. of charcoal
  6. Cooking time starts right now.
  7. After 1 hour open the box by removing the complete set of ash pan and grid together and place it on top of the long handles.
  8. Flip Turkey over, skin or breast side up. Now cover the box again and add more charcoal every hour until you reach 175 F meat thermometer.

    Weekender: 5 lbs. of charcoal
    Model#1 Box: 8 lbs. of charcoal
    Model#2 Box: 9 lbs. of charcoal

    IMPORTANT: Do not open the box until you reach the desired temperature.

    Note: If you like you can brush a mix of butter, garlic and say sauce over the turkey after you reach 175 f. Just open the box brush the mixture and cover again with the charcoal tray for an extra 10 - 15 minutes.


La Caja China offers the best China Box pig roaster in the market. They are easy to use and perfect for any event or party. With these easy steps, you will have a great time roasting your pig!