No doubt about it: Turkey is the culinary star of the holiday season. Whether you're looking for the quintessential roast turkey or something more unusual, we've got the perfect bird for your table.
This tasty, glazed over turkey looks as good as it tastes. And, it cooks in less than three hours.
Heritage turkeys -- traditional breeds that are raised for flavor rather than quick growth rate -- are making a comeback on Thanksgiving tables. Our Roasted Heritage Turkey gets a layer of butter between skin and meat before going into the oven, giving it crisp skin and moist breast meat. The Dry-Brined Roasted Broad Breasted White Turkey is rubbed with a mixture of salt and thyme and allowed to sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours, rendering flavorful, juicy meat.
Bread stuffing studded with sweet Italian sausage and toasted hazelnuts runs through the center of a boneless turkey breast. This recipe serves four to six people, perfect for a more intimate Thanksgiving gathering.
Brown sugar and spicy mustard make a tried-and-true glaze for ham, but they're delightful on roasted turkey too. This easy Thanksgiving turkey is first rubbed with butter and roasted until beginning to brown, and is then brushed with the tangy-sweet glaze during the last hour of cooking.
An overnight marination in olive oil infused with fresh rosemary, sage, orange zest, and fennel seeds gives this turkey breast its distinctive Tuscan flavor. Just before it goes into the oven, the turkey is draped in pancetta or bacon to form an irresistible outer layer. This Thanksgiving meal for four only requires 20 minutes of preparation time.
This turkey roasts on a bed of red onions and is basted liberally with a butter and white wine while it cooks. A cranberry-maple glaze is brushed over the turkey during the last 15 minutes of roasting to add a flavorful finish.