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Monday, December 21, 2015

Open Roasting A Turkey

With Christmas just days away I though I would write blog on open roasting a turkey.  Just cooking a turkey once caused me great anxiety let alone open roasted.  The first time I tried this, all I could hear in the back of my mind was my mother saying "It'll be dry!"  Well thank goodness she was wrong and now I always open roast my turkey.  It's easy, don't be afraid, just do it!

Begin with a completely thawed turkey, you can also do this with a turkey breast.  You don't need a special rack like I'm using, actually I think I like it just as well without the rack.

You will need whatever kind of herbs you would like, I'm going to use some homegrown sage, Thyme, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. 

Begin with brushing your turkey with olive oil.

Sprinkle with Sage, Thyme, salt, pepper and garlic.  In the pan around the turkey, I like to put, turnips, onion and carrots.  This really works better when you aren't using a rack.

Refer to the cooking instructions on your turkey for the weight and cooking time.  Stick to the amount of time that it suggests and your turkey will not be dry.  If you over cook it will be dry.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Luke 2:7
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the Inn. 

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