Whether you've made turkey before or it's your first time - follow these 5 tips for the best turkey ever!
Buy the Right Size
Not sure how big of a turkey to get? Simply tally up the number of people, add a few pounds on for bones and you've got your turkey weight. For example, for 6 people, you will need a 9lb turkey.
Use Your Veggies
Create a natural roasting rack for your turkey by layering carrots, onions and celery on the bottom of the roasting pan. Lifting the turkey off the base of the pan helps to increase hot air circulation around the whole bird so that it will get crispy all over. Plus the veggies add great flavour to the gravy!
Keep the Stuffing on the Side
A stuffed turkey will take longer to cook, which could result in drier meat. Instead, loosely fill the turkey with aromatics such as onions and herbs, and cook the stuffing separately.
Before putting it in the oven, make sure the skin of the turkey is as dry as possible, and then rub it all over with butter or oil. For even moister meat, place pats of butter under the skin.
Let it Rest
To lock in juices, loosely tent your turkey with foil and let it rest for at least 15 to 20 minutes before carving.