THE Step by Step Guide to the Best Roast Turkey

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It's that time of year when you start preparing for your holiday food ideas and recipes. And one of the recipes you may have to plan for is the holiday turkey. It doesn't matter if you are a novice or an experienced cook, everyone can always use a food tip or two when it comes to making the turkey. And on this site you will find a step by step guide to making the best roast turkey, that is sure to make cooking your bird an easier task to undertake. There are plenty of ways to prepare a turkey, and this guide is a helpful resource to turn to. The guide has plenty of turkey food tips and the recipe that is easy to follow and includes lots of food photos to help you see what is going on as you prepare and bake your turkey. The following are just some of the food ideas and food tips for cooking turkey that you will find in the tutorial. For the full list, you will want to take a look at the site.

The following are just some of the things you don't want to do when you are preparing and cooking your turkey. To start don't wash the turkey. Washing the turkey can contaminate your kitchen as the water and turkey germs may get everywhere. Don't brine your turkey. You'll find chefs who stand passionately on both sides of the brining issue. And if this is something you usually do then you can brine, but it isn't worth all the trouble. Some people say brining doesn't make a huge difference. You can always buy a pre-brined turkeys from Trader Joe's. Don't stuff the turkey. This might upset some people, who stuff their turkey every holiday meal. But by the time the stuffing in the turkey is cooked to a safe temperature, the turkey meat is most likely to be overcooked. A good idea is to cook your stuffing in a casserole dish or a bundt pan outside of the oven. The turkey will cook faster and remain moist when it isn't stuffed. Don't cook the turkey low and slow. The outside packaging of most every turkey recommends roasting the turkey at 325 degrees. But by cooking the turkey at a higher heat, the result is a turkey that is juicier and cooks in much less time. The turkey doesn't have to take all day to roast a to perfection.

The following are some of the things and food tips you should do when roasting your turkey. Do thoroughly thaw your turkey. One of the trickiest parts of preparing the turkey is not allowing enough time for the turkey to thaw in the refrigerator. If you buy a frozen turkey, you want to allow at least one day in the fridge for every four to five pounds. Never thaw the turkey at room temperature, because the outside of the turkey will warm to an unsafe, bacteria-friendly temperature before the inside of the turkey is thawed. Plan on having the turkey completely thawed the day before you'll cook the turkey to guarantee no last-minute frozen turkey panic. Do add flavor to the turkey from the inside out. Add the seasonings, onion, and lemon to the inside cavity of the turkey. The seasonings infuse flavor and moisture into the turkey and the drippings, resulting in a tastier turkey and gravy that is made from the drippings. Do cook your turkey at a higher temperature for the first hour. This high heat seals the juices and crisps the skin.

You will find these food tips for cooking turkey on The Yummy Life site. On the site, you find a variety of food ideas, food tips and recipe ideas. **

So this guide offers lots of explanations and ideas on how you can ensure that your bird will taste great, be cooked but not over cooked, and that you will follow a good series of steps to produce a perfect bird, every time. Enjoy the post. Thank you and check out the step-by-step guide at the Yummy Life website for this great information.

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