The first time I made a turkey was actually for Passover, not Thanksgiving. Truth be told, I didn’t really know what I was doing, but got lucky enough that my turkey came out well. I marinated the turkey overnight in a mixture of fresh oranges, lemons, herbs and pomegranate juice. I googled how long to cook the turkey, and somehow, it came out juicy. I was also lucky to have someone at the dinner who knew how to carve a turkey, because I certainly did not. In fact I still don’t know how to carve a turkey.
Thankfully (get it – thankfully!?), my family takes care of roasting the turkey, and I just show up with dessert and a side dish. But for all you folks out there prepping to roast a turkey next week, we wanted to pull together some of the best tips, tricks and recipe ideas the internet has to offer in order to make your turkey roasting a little easier and a little more delicious.
Are you trying to figure out how much turkey to buy for your guests? How long to roast it? What’s the difference between fresh or frozen? Then check out
20 Thanksgiving cooking Dilemmas Solved from Thanksgiving.com
Have you decided that brining is the way you want to go to ensure a moist and flavorful turkey? Then check out
Food and Wine’s 5 Best Brines for Thanksgiving Turkey
How do I thaw a turkey? What equipment will I need to roast? These questions answered and more from The Kitchn’s
How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey: The Simplest, Easiest Way
Need some carving tips? Here’s a tutorial in
How to Carve a Turkey from Pop Sugar
No butter? No problem! I realize many turkey recipes call for butter, which can be frustrating when looking for cooking inspiration. But I have found replacing olive oil with butter works just fine in almost all poultry recipes, so peruse all the non-kosher recipes you like for inspiration, and then just swap out the butter for olive oil instead.