Well, it’s almost time for Thanksgiving Dinner. And I am so excited!
But planning and cooking a holiday meal can be a wit bit stressful, especially for the first time “Holiday Meal” Cook.
And because of this, I thought it would be helpful to share a round up of “How To” Thanksgiving Turkey Tips for Beginners. This is a collection of tips, marinades, and recipes for that perfect Holiday Turkey. These tips come from other awesome food bloggers I know. This collection of marinades, recipes, and tips should help you with getting your shopping list, and to do list together for a delicious holiday turkey.
One important factor to ensure that you have a moist and juicy turkey is a Turkey Brine. This process involves soaking your turkey in a flavored salt water. Here is a brine recipe and steps on how to brine your turkey provided by Savory Experiments: How to Brine a Turkey.
Here is another delicious brine recipe from Cooking on the Weekends. Get the recipe here: Turkey Brine Recipe.
If you are looking for a spicy broth to use as a marinade, try my Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Broth. This broth can be a great addition to your basic brine, and you can also use this as a marinade to inject in the turkey with a flavor injector before cooking the turkey. Plus this is a great freezer friendly homemade broth that can be used year round! Get the recipe, tips, and how to guide here: Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Broth
If you are looking for a good Marinade, try this marinade Benjamin from The Online Grill shared with me.
A 16 ounce bottle of Italian dressing
Allow the turkey to marinate for eight hours, or overnight, before frying or cooking it to your satisfaction.
Interested in FRYING TURKEY? Read Savory Experiment’s tips here: How To Safely Fry A Turkey.
Break out that grill or smoker, and try the Godfather’s Smoked Turkey this year. It’s a great way to free up your oven for other tasty treats you need to cook. (Plus smoked turkey is the bomb!) Get the Recipe Here: Godfather’s Smoked Turkey.
If you’re not up for cooking a whole turkey, try Adore Food’s Roasted Stuffed Turkey Breast With Roasted Carrots and Asparagus and CHIMICHURRI SAUCE. Get the recipe here: ROASTED STUFFED TURKEY BREAST WITH ROASTED CARROTS AND ASPARAGUS AND CHIMICHURRI SAUCE.
Are you looking for a an Easy Slow Cooker Recipe?? Here is another great turkey breast recipe that “starts with a can of beer and ends with a stick of butter”. Try Culinary Hill’s Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe that you can use year round & shred for some yummy sandwiches. Get the recipe Here: Slow Cooker Turkey Breast.
Another Easy & Delicious Slow Cooker Recipe is this Spicy Sage Slow Cooker Turkey by Bless Her Heart Y’all. Get the recipe here: Spicy Sage Slow Cooker Turkey.
Learn How to Carve a Turkey brought to you by LOVEFOODIES. (She even has a nice video link too!). Get the how to tips here: How to Carve a Turkey.
And if you need a complete menu from start to finish head over to Life Currents and check out her Thanksgiving Menus. Get her Thanksgiving Menu Here: Thanksgiving Menu 2012.
That’s it for now! Good Luck! I know you can do it!
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