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  • How to Cook a Turkey Part 1- Prep and Roasting by Food Wishes

    How to Cook a Turkey Part 1- Prep and Roasting by Food Wishes

    Ingredients: Turkey (12-14 lb turkey) 1 tbsp black pepper 2 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp poultry seasoning (fresh, not from 1997) 2 onions 3 ribs celery 2 carrots 3 rosemary sprigs 1/2 bunch sage 1 bay leaf 1 stick butter, or a flavored butter recipe  Notes: The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. This video recipe for how to cook a turkey will […]

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  • How to Carve a Turkey by Saveur

    How to Carve a Turkey by Saveur

    Don’t worry about hacking up your turkey in front of your Thanksgiving guests! SAVEUR executive food editor Todd Coleman takes you through his simple technique for carving a beautiful bird, right at the table. WHAT YOU’LL NEED A cooked whole turkey on a platter A secondary plate, for cutting the meat (a carving board tableside is an inelegant option) A serving platter for the final carved pieces WHAT TO DO 1. Cut through the leg to remove it, popping under […]

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  • How to Brine a Turkey by Alton Brown

    How to Brine a Turkey by Alton Brown

    Ingredients 1 (14 to 16 pound) frozen young turkey For the brine: 1 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 gallon vegetable stock 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger 1 gallon heavily iced water For the aromatics: 1 red apple, sliced 1/2 onion, sliced 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup water 4 sprigs rosemary 6 leaves sage Canola oil Directions 2 to 3 days before roasting: Begin thawing the turkey […]

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  • How to Carve a Turkey by Tasting Table

    How to Carve a Turkey by Tasting Table

    **Skip to :30 seconds to skip the commercial Items to note in this video: Let the turkey rest for 15 minutes so the juices can redistribute throughout the bird. Make sure your knife is very sharp before carving.  

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  • Perfect Roast Turkey by the Barefoot Contessa

    Perfect Roast Turkey by the Barefoot Contessa

    Total Time: 3 hr 5 min Prep: 15 min Inactive: 20 min Cook: 2 hr 30 min Ingredients 1 (12 pound) fresh turkey Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 large bunch fresh thyme 1 lemon, halved 1 Spanish onion, quartered 1 head garlic, halved crosswise 4 tablespoons unsalted (1/2 stick) melted butter Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take the giblets out of the turkey and wash the turkey inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat […]

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