Cooking a turkey is no simple task but with our helpful cooking tips, you’re on your way to roasting the perfect holiday turkey!
*1-1 1/2 lbs per person: While leftovers can be good, don’t overdue it. Remember you’ll often have your plate full of hearty side dishes and leave some room for pie too.
*Make sure you add enough *spice*: Under-seasoning is a common and easily avoidable mistake!
*Consider brining: A simple brine starts with water and salt. Extra herbs and flavoring are optional. Brining lean meat like turkey can help prevent meat from drying out. Soak turkey in brine for up to 24 hours before cooking.
*To stuff or not to stuff? Some like cornbread stuffing, others like rice “dressing” and some like none at all. To make a wet dressing without stuffing the bird, save time and hassle by simply topping your dressing with warmed broth.
*Rest cooked turkey before carving: Rest a large bird for at least 15 minutes before carving.
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