When you roast a turkey, you are in for a serious business. Right now you are seeing the bird that made us sweat like pigs; the hero of the night that made us heroes, a star made by . . . champions. (Ehem!) Might sound like i’m exaggerating, but I DO feel like a proud mother having done this baby right. 8)
Here’s what i learned: When in doubt and if you wanna be 100% safe, combine two good recipes. Such is a case where 2 is definitely better than 1. Ai Rene sent me a very useful link by Fast Ed on how to cook the perfect Christmas turkey but as perfect as it may seem, i felt like something was missing in the recipe. To improve the basic, i refer to my second favorite chef after my mother, ‘Chef’ Moi.
There are 3 parts in making this giant dish. Stuffing – Turkey – Gravy. For each section, i combined 2 recipes. First, learn how to prep your turkey (this is extremely crucial). Second, watch and take notes on how Fast Ed does it. Then, give the links provided below a good read. Jamie O writes beautifully.
Get stuffed here.
The following makes a whole world of difference to your turkey. And by that, i mean the meat. Ever had a piece that tastes like it just came out of a barn? That’s why you should marinate your bird, like this. Then continue with the Best Christmas Turkey recipe. Wa la la, you’re on your way to success!
Ralf and Big Guy was totally skeptical when they saw me mushing my awesomesauce. i don’t blame them; i was skeptical myself! Until . . . our guests confessed their love and finished it almost to its last drop. To make this gravy, combine this recipe with the juice of your roast turkey. (It should have 2 cups of chicken broth + 2 cups of orange juice too, if you combine it with Ed’s.)
Practice makes perfect. Have fun roasting!