You’ve Been Cooking Turkeys All Wrong. Watch A Great Trick

By Michael Avery in Food On 11th October 2015


So what can be so difficult about cooking a turkey? You take it out, let it defrost and throw it in the oven, right? Unfortunately most turkeys turn out tough and stringy. There are some very important tips to prevent this from happening and to ensure that you will have a moist and juicy turkey that you and your family can enjoy to the fullest.

Let's start with the defrosting.


I've never seen anyone allow their turkey to defrost properly. Usually the day before they take it out and let it defrost. But it turns out this is wrong, and it is actually the reason for the stringy tasting result. The average turkey takes 3 days or so to defrost, according to this video!

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Next is the actual cooking. Don't stuff your bird with the stuffing! You actually should stuff it with celery, onions, and half a lemon. Another trick is placing butter under the skin, while covering the whole bird with vegetable oil.


Finally you want to cook it breast down for 45 minutes, then flip it and start basting the bird every 20 minutes. Eventually you'll want to use a meat thermometer to know when it is fully cooked, then take it out and leave it alone for at least 20 minutes so the juices can distribute throughout the bird properly.

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Check out this video for the perfect way to cook the perfect bird. If you want a moist and juicy turkey to serve to your family, these tips are an absolute must to learn!