Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means you’ll need to know How to Cook the Perfect Turkey.
Thanksgiving is a time where our family usually comes up to Petoskey to visit, spend time together, have Thanksgiving dinner and shop a little on black friday. I love that we live in an area where people want to visit.
This year we will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a good thing my Husband knows know to cook the perfect Turkey and I will be in charge of a couple side dishes and of course pecan and pumpkin pie. It’s always nice when the whole family helps one so it is not overwhelming on just one person.
How to Cook the Perfect Turkey:
- Poultry seasoning
- 1 Cup chopped onion
- 1 Cup chopped celery
- Unthaw turkey in the fridge a week before you are ready to cook it.
- Take the turkey out of the fridge and remove the turkey from the bag.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove giblet package underneath the neck area as well as the neck from the body opening. To remove legs from clamp, press the legs down and push them in toward the opening, one at a time.
- Gently pat the turkey with a piece of paper towel inside and outside.
- Place the turkey breast side up in a roasting pan and coat the outside the turkey liberally with softened butter.
- Coat the outside of the turkey with poultry seasoning.
- Prepare the stuffing and stuff the turkey with the prepared stuffing.
- Add an inch of water in the bottom of the roaster with 1 cup chopped onion and 1 cup of of chopped celery and sprinkle with poultry seasoning.
- Cook the turkey for 15 minutes per every pound the turkey weighs.
- Baste the turkey every 30-45 minutes to keep the turkey moist.
- Remove the turkey when finished, let sit for 15 minutes before carving.
You may also like our other Thanksgiving recipes:
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Five Way to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey: Ideally, the perfect Thanksgiving turkey is plump, overflowing with moist stuffing and cooked to a lovely shade of caramel brown.
Thanksgiving Side Dish: Asparagus Casserole: If you’re wanting to try a new side dish, try this and let us know what you think!