Having already cooked a Thanksgiving turkey, I got to thinking about all the things you learn every year about cooking turkey. What are some of your "secrets"?
I recently wrote about my "Losers Thanksgiving"
where I used a roasted garlic and sage butter under and on top of the skin of the turkey to boost the flavor and help browning.
I have tried many other things with turkeys too:
- Cooking in a bag
- Cooking in a slow cooker
- Covering with mayonnaise
- and many more
Carving turkey was actually a little of a debate this year as one of my guests asked my why I didn't slice the meat straight off the bird as opposed to removing the entire breast, and then slicing it. I just always preferred it my way.
Anyhooo, what are some of your secrets and techniques?