The roast turkey is the quintessential main dish for Thanksgiving feasts. Remember that no matter what you choose to make, the key to a successful dinner is having a turkey large enough to feed everybody and to have some leftovers for yourself. Try these recommendations for the star of the show:
This roast turkey recipe includes directions for defrosting, stuffing, trussing, seasoning, and roasting. It also gives you the instructions for how to bake the turkey if you prefer to leave it unstuffed. A roast turkey with bacon will be a crowd-pleaser. The bacon helps keep the moisture on the turkey meat, giving it a smoky flavor and a juicy finish. For sweeter palates, think of a balsamic and honey roast turkey, enhanced by thyme and oranges. Simple and flavorful.
Thanksgiving traditionalists, this turkey is for you. For crisp, golden skin and juicy meat, we ...
3 tablespoons salted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried sage
2 teaspoons black pepper