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How to cook a turkey

Posted in Cooking & Food on October 9, 2017
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Thanksgiving is on it's way and a popular food for the gathering is turkey! You can bake it, roast it, stuff it! But the most common way to cook a turkey is by roasting. Here are simplified ways on how to cook a turkey by roasting.

  1. Find the perfect turkey size for your visitors or family.
  2. Wash the turkey or if frozen, thaw it first. Make sure that you thaw the turkey very well to avoid longer cooking time and for the turkey to cook perfectly.
  3. Clean the turkey; remove the giblet and the neck. Wash with running water until it’s very clean.
  4. Season your turkey with salt and pepper until you reach under the skin.
  5. Make sure that you place your turkey breast side up on a baking pan.
  6. Brush your turkey with oil or butter to have a beautiful brown effect when cooked.
  7. If you want to stuff your turkey, it’s time to place it inside the turkey.
  8. There’s no need to preheat your oven, just make sure that your temperature will not be less than 325 °F.
  9. Stuffed turkey requires longer cooking time.
  10. If the juice is already clear the turkey is done and ready to serve.

APPROXIMATE COOKING TIME FOR TURKEY

UNSTUFFED

  • 4 to 6 lb breast.....1 1/2 to 2 1/4 hrs
  • 6 to 8 lb breast...2 1/4 to 3 1/4 hrs
  • 8 to 12 lbs................2 3/4 to 3 hrs
  • 12 to 14 lbs..............3 to 3 3/4 hrs
  • 14 to 18 lbs........3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hrs
  • 18 to 20 lbs........4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hrs
  • 20 to 24 lbs..............4 1/2 to 5 hrs

STUFFED

  • 8 to 12 lbs...............3 to 3 1/2 hrs
  • 12 to 14 lbs..............3 1/2 to 4 hrs
  • 14 to 18 lbs..............4 to 4 1/4 hrs
  • 18 to 20 lbs........4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hrs
  • 20 to 24 lbs........4 3/4 to 5 1/4 hrs

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