For juicy, evenly-cooked turkey with a crisp, golden brown skin, spatchcocking is the answer. In a little more than an hour, you can have a perfectly roasted 12-pound turkey. Here's a step-by-step guide, plus roasting tips, and advice on how to carve a spatchcocked bird.
Among appetizers, an array of sides, and an assortment of pies to prepare—not to mention the great big bird at the center of the table —creating Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned cooks. Take back time with our make-ahead recipes.
Choose from these easy gravy recipes flavored with white wine, bourbon, mushrooms, or delicious pan drippings—all perfect complements to any of the turkey recipes from our downloaded turkey guide!
This cornbread strikes the right balance between tender and crumbly. To use it in a Thanksgiving stuffing, reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons.
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Giving your Thanksgiving bird a bath in salt water isn't complicated, but there a few things to know before you start the brining process. Here, we outline exactly how to brine a turkey for delicious results. Follow our instructions to prepare a perfectly brined turkey and download our complete turkey guide for more Thanksgiving tips.
As you read through our downloadable turkey tutorial for tips on the perfect bird, follow this general formula for stuffing: Mix a dry base such as day-old bread with sauteed vegetables, herbs, and seasonings; then add a binder such as stock or eggs, and gently toss.