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Turkey 911!

Turkey roasting can be intimidating, but don’t let it scare you away from creating a delicious meal!  Here are some tips to help you when baking the bird: 

 

Prepare the Turkey first by removing the giblets (don’t throw those out- they can be used for stuffing or gravy!). Clean the turkey with water and pat dry with paper towels.

Several tips for a delicious and savory turkey:

You’ll want to brush the turkey skin with melted butter or oil-mmmm crispy skin! You can add even more flavor by brushing butter underneath the skin, onto the meat itself.  You can also brine the whole turkey overnight for even savory-ness.   Make an herb rub with your favorite spices.

Stick a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh.  Make sure the thermometer doesn’t touch the bone!

Now, time to Roast:

Put your turkey on a roasting pan into a preheated oven at 350 degrees.  Once the turkey is a light golden color, cover loosely with a foil tent.  Remove the tent for the last forty-five minutes to brown the skin.  You can baste the turkey to help it brown evenly.   Here is a helpful diagram for turkey-roasting times:

 

That’s it!  I am already getting hungry just typing this blog entry…

 

-G Team

*Thank you to Allrecipes.com, epicurious.com, and Martha!

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