#TastyTuesday: Thanksgiving Turkey (& Other Stuff) Tips

You ready for some Thanksgiving turkey tips with @ForkReporter?


Well, you better get ready, because you should probably start thinking about buying your turkey this week.

I know it sounds early, but if you were planning on a buying a frozen turkey, South Florida Reporter suggests you just go out and buy it now.


Well, a frozen turkey can hold for months, so you might as well get it out of the way.  Also, prices are much lower before the week of Thanksgiving.  It's easy to find grocery stores offering discounts or deals on turkeys this week, so you might as well take advantage of it if you can.

Once you have that turkey, consider these cooking tips from WOOD TV:

  • Picking It - Plan on 1 pound of turkey per person.
  • Defrosting It - In a refrigerator, plan on a full day of thawing for every 4 pounds.  In a cold water bath, plan 30 minutes per pound.
  • Prepping It - Remove the giblets and rinse it out.
  • Basing(?) It - Use you aromatics (carrots, onions, etc.) as a base to keep the bird elevated.
  • Cooking It - Start high and finish low.  Make sure the internal temperature of the bird reaches 165 degrees.
  • Resting It - Let it sit for 20 minutes before cutting it up.
  • Carving It - Thighs, wings, legs, and it that order.  Then, across the grain of the breast.
  • Keeping It - Refrigerate or freeze leftovers immediately.

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