Tuesday, August 30, 2005

10 Tips for a Great Turkey

Believe it or not Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It's never too early to start planning your holiday meal...and how you're going to make it great.

Courtesy of the A Pinch of This forums....

- Buy a fresh turkey They're not all that more expensive than frozen, and the flavor and texture are superior.

- If you must defrost, do it right Always thaw the turkey in the refrigerator, never at room temperature. Allow a full 24 hours for every five pounds of turkey (that means a 25-pounder will take about five days).

- Buy enough turkey To be sure you have plenty of turkey for leftovers and seconds, buy about one pound of turkey per person.

- Use high-quality utensils Avoid flimsy foil pans -- invest in a high-quality roasting pan and roasting rack. A good carving set is a must too. Don't forget a meat thermometer (preferably instant-read) and a bulb baster. And use an oven thermometer -- many a holiday roasting disaster could have been avoided if the cook knew that the oven was 50 degrees low.

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