It’s the star of the Thanksgiving meal and you want to make sure your turkey shines. From undercooking to overcooking, there are many common mistakes made when cooking a turkey that you’ll want to avoid. Preparation is key to a perfect bird.
First, decide how you want to cook it – roasting, deep frying, or something non-traditional. Next, find a great recipe. Then, make sure you have the right tools on hand to make it happen such as a good thermometer or baster. Click here for a complete list of tools. Don’t forget to start thawing your turkey in the refrigerator early, too. It takes about four days to thaw completely. Brining helps keep it moist and after it’s cooked, let it sit for about ten minutes for the juices to settle before carving.
If you’ve done your homework, when the big day comes, you’ll have a juicy and tender turkey you and your guests can be thankful for. To get some ideas on what to do with turkey leftovers, check out our new post. Struggling with food allergies or have a guest attending who is? Learn some new and innovative ways to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner despite food allergies here.Read more