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Best Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey Recipe

Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey is the menu most often eaten when you enjoy a meal with your family to celebrate Thanksgiving. This one menu is indeed a mandatory menu which is usually used as the main menu besides Pumpkin Pie as a dessert.

Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey
Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey

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What is Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving Day is a family celebration that is common among Canadians and Americans. In Canada, it is usually done in the second week of October. While in America it is done in the fourth week of November. This family holiday is traditionally a way of expressing gratitude for the big harvest. Then it is done as a tradition of gathering with the whole family for thanksgiving. All family members will usually gather around the dining table, pray and enjoy a special dish, namely roasted turkey.

What’s the Difference Between Chicken And Turkey?

Chicken and turkey are both poultry. But in terms of form, the two are clearly different. In terms of appearance and taste, turkey is indeed very similar to chicken. Well, here are the differences between chicken and turkey.

Turkeys tend to be larger than chickens. Turkey meat is juicier than chicken meat, especially in the thigh. Turkey breast meat also has a softer texture than chicken breast meat. Because it is softer, the turkey breast is easier to mash in the mouth. The skin of the turkey is also thinner, it doesn’t contain fat at the bottom.

How To Cook Delicious And Savory Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey?

Before roasting, season the turkey or spread it with a mixture of grated lemon zest, lemon juice, and poultry spices. This will make the turkey taste even more savory. In addition, if it is grilled carefully and with the right timing, it will produce turkey meat that is crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.

Well, for those of you who are curious, here is the recipe for cooking Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey for you.

Best Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey Recipe

Recipe by Clara LarksonCourse: Main Course, Main DishCuisine: American, Southern
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

4

hours

Roasted Turkey is the menu most often eaten when you enjoy a meal with your family to celebrate Thanksgiving. This one menu is indeed a mandatory menu which is usually used as the main menu besides Pumpkin Pie as a dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh turkey (10 to 12 pounds)

  • 1 stick unsalted butter

  • 1 lemon zested and juiced

  • 1 large bunch of fresh thyme

  • 1 apple, sliced

  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise

  • 3 fresh sage leaves

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Covers a baking sheet or large skillet with butter or nonstick paper.
  • Meanwhile, remove the giblets from the turkey and wash the inside and outside of the turkey. Remove excess fat and fluff that remains in the turkey and pat the outside dry. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add grated lemon zest, lemon juice, and poultry seasoning. Mix well.
  • Place turkey on a large baking sheet or skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on the inside of the turkey cavity. Then fill the cavity of the turkey with a bunch of thyme, sage leaves, lemon, apple, and four onions, each of which has been cut into quarters, and halved garlic. Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter mixture then sprinkle with more salt and pepper. Tie the legs with a kitchen rope and tuck the tips of the wings under the turkey so it doesn’t burn.
  • Preheat the turkey to 165 degrees F for 2-3 hours or until the juices are clear as you cut between the leg and thigh. When the turkey is done, remove it from the oven. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and cover it with aluminum foil. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Slice turkey when serving. And Roasted Turkey for Thanksgiving dishes is ready to be enjoyed.

Enjoy Roasted Turkey with Christmas Sangria.

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