Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means that the art of cooking the perfect turkey needs to be mastered as soon as possible. Whether you are an expert or will be trying your hand with the turkey for the first time, we have some of the best tips that will ensure that you place the best turkey on the dining table!
Remember that thawing a turkey can take time and you need to be patient with it. To de-frost a 20 pound bird, you will easily take around 4 to 5 days for it.
2. The right size is important:
To ensure that everyone gets a good share of your delicious bird, consider about 1-1.5 pounds of turkey for everyone. So if there are six guests turning up, the ideal weight of the bird should be 9 to 11 pounds.
3. Get that crunchy skin:
Everyone loves the crunchy skin on the turkey and to get that, you need to unwrap your turkey a day before you roast it and allow it to sit uncovered in the refrigerator for a night.
4. A layer of vegetable please!
Place the turkey on a layer of veggies like carrots and onions so that it gets cooked overall and has a hearty crunch as well. Plus the vegetables add a great taste to the gravy.
5. Bringing extra flavor with brine:
Use a brine solution made up of water, salt, sugar and other spices and soak your turkey in it overnight. It adds more flavor and keeps the flesh moist. However, remember to dry it out before placing it in the oven.