A home-cooked turkey can make or break an otherwise perfect Thanksgiving meal. This year, take these Thanksgiving turkey tips from Mountaineer Mitsubishi to ensure your Thanksgiving meal is the best one yet.
Prepare for a long thaw
The safest method for thawing a frozen turkey is by letting it rest in the refrigerator. Be sure to plan ahead, though, as it takes 4-5 days to fully thaw a turkey in this way. You don’t want to be left with an ice-block come Thanksgiving morning.
Don’t open the oven
No matter how tempting it is, don’t open the oven door until you think the turkey is completely done cooking. A fluctuating temperature inside the oven only increases the chances of ending up with a dry turkey in the end, so be patient and no peeking!
Don’t Over stuff
Your turkey will cook much more evenly if it’s not overstuffed. You can add extra flavor by loosely filling the cavity with herbs and aromatic vegetables, but it’s best to prepare the stuffing in a separate dish.
When it comes to cooking a turkey, don’t wing it! As the main entrée at the thanksgiving table, you don’t want to end up with a flavorless or overcooked bird, so find a good recipe before the big day comes.
With a little preparation, cooking a delicious turkey for Thanksgiving is easy. Follow these simple tips and get ready for the best Thanksgiving meal of your life!by