Re: Ive never cooked a turkey before. Help!
This is basically how we cook our turkey as well.
Originally Posted by bluedaisyma
I have a fool proof delicious recipe. I leave the turkey in fridge the week before and check to make sure it's defrosted a day or so beforehand. After cleaning it out, I stuff the cavity with onions, whole garlic cloves (skin on), lemons, thyme and rosemary. Rub butter/olive oil all over the skin and put some of the same herbs under the skin and salt and pepper the outside (sometimes I season the cavity also). Cook on 425 for like 3 1/2-4 hrs, seriously. If the skin browns too fast cover with foil. It's so juicy and tender even after a few days of leftovers. And dh jazzes up stovetop with hamburger and kielbasa
Just remember at 350 degrees a fully defrosted turkey needs to be cooked twenty minutes per pound. Everyone's cooking times will be different according to their poundage but I always go off this rule and they always turn out perfectly.
We cook turkey many times during the year so we have lots of practice
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