Here’s How To Make The Best Turkey Ever and How To Carve It Right Too!
With the Prices of turkeys, this year it's better to be safe than sorry. The last thing you want is to have to replace a $30, $40, or $50 turkey because it didn't come out right. So, I decided that I would once again review and re-do my "How To Make A Picture Perfect Turkey" article I published last year. My first piece of advice is take your time and review everything before baking.
This holiday season, make that picture-perfect turkey. Now, for as long as I can remember, I thought it was not at all possible to make a "picture-perfect turkey". I resolved myself to deep-frying and sometimes smoking a turkey because, when I baked one it was either too dry, too light (not cooked all the way), or too dark in color.
My question is, can I make an oven-roasted turkey moist and a beautiful golden color that I only see in all the movies or pictures? I want a picture-perfect turkey or is that the reason it's called a "picture-perfect turkey" because you only see it in the movies, on television commercials, or in magazine pictures?
The Real Secret To No More Dry Gobblers
My search began a while back and I kept running into this video that's only two and a half minutes short. I mean, seriously what can I learn from a two-and-a-half-minute video? Certainly not "how to make the best turkey ever", right?
Wow, was I ever in for a surprise, first off I learned how to put my turkey in after my prep work, "breast side down" which is a first in my limited culinary arts experience.
Now, why would I ever cook my turkey breast side down? This one got me, then it hit me like a ton of bricks, for moisture, wow no more dry turkey. Then I learned to foil the stuffing, really?
This short little video helped me make my first perfect turkey. Although I made a few mistakes along the way, like not having a rack below the turkey to assist me in lifting the bird. I've now mastered the art of, "making the best-roasted turkey ever."
After you've mastered the "picture-perfect turkey" it's on to carving the picture-perfect bird and here's another video to help. I hope this has been a help because it sure has been an eye-opening experience for me.
If you have any "perfect turkey-making" secrets and or pictures, please feel free to share them below.