ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | November 18, 2009

Achieving Turkey Perfection the Simplest Way

gourmet turkey perfection tips

If you avoid the traditional Thanksgiving dishes because you feel it take too much work but your family request a roasted turkey, you will be pleased to know that Gourmet found a no-fuss way to cook a golden-brown skin turkey with moist, tender white and dark meat. Simply seasoned the turkey with salt and pepper, then roasted in a 450ºF oven. In their own word, the Gourmet expert said: no need for butter under the skin, no basting, no foil tent, just blasted. With the high-heat cooking method, it takes between 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 hours for a 14- to 16-pound bird. This may be enough incentive for roasting a turkey this holiday, if only making a good gravy was that simple.

Generally speaking, an unstuffed turkey baked quicker than a stuffed turkey. Note that the time difference will be smaller with the high-heat method. Get all the details on Gourmet. One last thing, if you ever wish to invite me for a Thanksgiving dinner or a traditional Christmas dinner, do not try to impress me with the stuffing, I do not eat it. But I will pour more gravy and try your cranberry sauce.

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One Response to “Achieving Turkey Perfection the Simplest Way”

  1. Kim, another thing in common. I do not eat the stuffing either! Last year for Xmas I made a goose instead of turkey, and it was a hit! Full of taste! I highly recommend you give it a try, if you haven’t already.