From famed chef Jacques Pepin : To make the turkey: Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare the turkey. Cut off ends of drumsticks, and make a cut 1" deep at joint connecting the drumstick and thigh of each leg. Set a wire rack in bottom of a large stockpot and pour 1-1/2 qt. water into the pot. Place the turkey (minus the neck, gizzard, heart, and liver) on the rack and bring water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and steam the turkey for 45 minutes. Remove pot from heat, cool slightly, and...Read Full Story
Note that the below suggested thawing and cooking times for roasted turkeys are guidelines only. Each turkey will cook slightly differently depending on the relative freeze and initial conditions, as well as on the stove. Be sure to thaw a frozen bird well in advance of Thanksgiving! Happy holidays.Approximate Turkey Thawing Times8 to 12 pounds: 4 to 6 hours in cold water* or 1 to 2 days in refrigerator10 to 16 pounds: 6 to 8 hours in cold water* or 2 to 3 days in refrigerator16 to 20...Read Full Story
Alton Brown of the Food Network posted one of the most popular Turkey recipes on the web. Click here for the ingredients and here to see a video of how he prepares the bird. Begin prepping 2 to 3 days before roasting by thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38 degrees F. Here are Alton's instructions: Combine the vegetable stock, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, and candied ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to...Read Full Story
Thanksgiving is a US holiday celebrated in late November of each year. Roasted turkey is a traditional dish for the holiday. Families often gather to celebrate and give thanks.