Make sure and allow plenty of time for your turkey to thaw! Made my first roast turkey yesterday and it came out great! Discard them, or save them for gravy. Thank u so much for this recipe!
First things first: Recipe Notes. It was just perfect!
The soup is the meatiest ever…. Test the turkey right from the oven—if it reaches 160 degrees F, I take it out and tent it with foil. Remove the neck usually found in the large cavity of the bird and the bag of giblets sometimes found in the smaller neck cavity of the bird.
I followed this recipe precisely from beginning to end…. You could prepare the entire thing the night before…. My hope is to squash any fears or insecurities you might have about cooking a perfect, beautiful Thanksgiving Turkey. Foolproof Thanksgiving Turkey recipe that packs all of the flavor and juiciness you expect from the perfect roasted turkey, with none of the stress! And that usually means you have a table full of people not to disappoint.
Season the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper. Then, I tent it with foil, and let it rest on the counter. Place a bed of chopped veggies —carrots, onion and celery work well— in the bottom of the pan, and set the turkey on top of them.
Whether this is your first time cooking a turkey, or you just decided to give this method I try, I would love to hear from you!
For the herb butter:. Stuff it with the quartered lemon, onion and apple and leftover herbs. Just went to the grocery store and they were sold out. Use some twine to tie the turkey legs together.
Next, season the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper. Basting is really unnecessary to produce a beautiful golden brown turkey.