There is something special about the slow-roasted taste of the best turkey. A well-roasted turkey has a melt in your mouth quality that you just can’t reproduce with other cuts of meat. It takes time to properly and carefully roast a turkey but the effort is well worth the effort for the ultimate taste in flavor and aroma.
If you have never roasted a turkey before, then you are probably thinking what the big deal is. Don’t be afraid. It really is not as difficult as some people may make it out to be. It is just a matter of proper preparation and of using the right techniques to get that perfect result. Here are some tips to help you prepare that turkey of a lifetime.
Adding a good dry rub to the turkey before cooking and seasoning is a delight and so flavorsome. Use a paper towel to dry the turkey very carefully and then wipe it down with a dry cloth to get any extra moisture out. Now you are ready to add the dry rub. You can either buy or make your own dry rub. Just remember to not go overboard on this ingredient as you don’t want to overwhelm the natural sweetness of the turkey with the dry rub. Pop in the oven and cook for the recommended time for its size. Once cooked, removing the turkey from the oven, let cool a little and then you will want to remove any liquid as this makes good gravy!
I think turkey shouldn’t be just for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s great all year round. For the Poultry lovers who don’t eat red meat, you can also ground some of the meat and make great turkey burgers!
The Slow roasted turkey is then accompanied by all the trimmings. Roast Potatoes, lots of your favorite vegetables and lastly a big spoonful of the delicious gravy…. I’ll create a recipe for that soon too. Enjoy!