Help me with my turkey?!

Question: ok all dont laugh. it is my turn to make a turkey, so any help would be great thanks

Answers: ok all dont laugh. it is my turn to make a turkey, so any help would be great thanks

OK, your first turkey, that's awesome!!! First things first, remove the neck, liver and giblets, those bags don't make for "good eats". Once you've got those out, salt and pepper both inside and out. Loosen the skin over the breast and smear butter underneth being careful not to tear the skin. I always "tent" my bird with foil so the foil is not touching the skin but allows for steam circulation. Roast at 15 -20 minutes per pound at 325, removing the foil for the last 40 minutes. Once the foil is removed, baste every 20 minutes or so.

I usually stuff my bird with onions, apples and cranberries (all non-edible when the bird is done) for the flavors. If you do stuff, your bird may take 20-45 minutes longer.

To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast, the temp should reach 180 and the drumsticks should move easily in their sockets

Good luck!!

LIke what? Be more specific.

what kind of turkey

This guys recipe is the BOMB!!!
I am using it again this year.
Sure it uses butter, but it's Thanksgiving!


We have a 20 pound turkey so my dad said that your suppost to cook 15 minutes for every pound so it will take us 5 hours to cook it tomorrow

So, calculate the pounds and time it will take you so your prepared =]

i hope you mean drawing one. If so; Trace your hand, put a face on the thumb. Draw some stick legs. The color the fingers shades of brown, reds, and oranges.


Dude, ur so funky. xD

Alright Turkey!!
Well, I have no idea how to make one actually..

But it depends how u make them though.
Wishie u lucky. :]

..very easy...
..pull out the bag inside the cavity....rinse out well, the inside turkey.....dont stuff it until the end.........
...but you can season it, ...and put an apple or two in there....then put in your roasting pan....season it if you want, but dont have to, cook ...covered......(i dont know how big it is, so....i cant tell you for how long or temp....i cook mine overnight on low temps).........then the last half hour or so, i stuff it, .....then let the outside get nice and brown....
thats it.

slowly and carefully seperate the skin from it but keep it on. take butter and sage and rub on the inside as well as outside, salt and pepper. and put in oven til done.

Ok i got this from the food network channel...LOL its the easiest way...rub your turkey with oil...not olive oil like real frying a piece of tin foil into a triangle and place it on the chest of the turkey like a break plate...LOL...leaving the wings and legs uncovered then take it off will be like a mold ...set it aside ...rub the turkey with a little more oil...put it in the oven legs first on 500 for 30 mins...this will instantly brown the skin....after 30 mins put the turkey tinfoil you made over the turkey it should slip right on cos you molded it ahead of time....turn the oven down to 350...and cook till the turkey is 161 degree's in the will need a turkey Thermometer to cook your turkey perfect length of time so its nice and juicy and not over you should buy one or you have no way of knowing...this is the most easy thing ive seen and this is what i do sure there is all kinds of other fancy recipes but i dont bother cos they cost a fortune just for all the ingredients!...anyways good luck and happy thanksgiving

Go to they'll tell you absolutely everything you need to know and have calculators for how much time to cook it. How much stuffing you'll need and a hotline you can call if you need more advice. A list of frequently asked questions. It is really easy once you figure out how long to cook it. Just don't forget to take the bag of giblets out before cooking.

I will give you my best turkey tips...
Make sure the turkey is at room temperature before cooking (45 minutes or so) - It will cook much more evenly this way. If you can, invest in a probe thermometer, or at least an instant read one - this will take all the guess work out of when it's truly done. Don't stuff your turkey with bread stuffing, and don't baste it, because every time you open the oven the temperature drops. Both of those things makes the turkey have to cook longer and therefore furthers your chances of the bird drying out! Make sure to let the turkey rest before carving too - very, very important!

This recipe doesn't have to be exact, it is just a good guideline to a great flavored turkey - feel free to modify it to your personal tastes!

1 turkey
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch fresh thyme
1 lemon, halved
1 Spanish onion
1 head garlic, halved crosswise
4 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Take the giblets out of the turkey and wash the turkey inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the turkey cavity. Stuff the cavity with the thyme, lemon, 1 onion, quartered, and the garlic. Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the turkey.

Roast the turkey for 3 1/2 to 4 hours (for a 21 pounder) or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh. Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with foil for 20 minutes before carving.

Have a wonderful Holiday!

i get about a 18 to 20 pounder every year..
i smoke it on the grill around 200 or so for 2 hours..
then totally rap it in foil..
then in the oven at 300 for 3 more hours.
and leave it raped to rest for at least another hour.
comes out with lots of flavor and moist..
hint.. if you season it up. make sure you get it under the skin
. whatever goes on the outside is worthless
and also.. never ever stuff it...

Put cut up oranges and lemons in cavity with plenty of herbs bake covered, then remove foil to brown. Comes out moist & tasty.

day before soak turkey in water with some salt, when ready to cook line bottom of ruasting pan with some carrots , onions, vegatables, etc., salt and pepper tukey, stuff turkey (taste better in the turkey), place in pan , add 2 cups of chicken broth to pan , cover turkey with alluminum foil , heat oven to 325 , place in oven when when temp hits 325 , after 2 hours remove foil and baste turkey , raise temp. to 375 , repeat basting every half hour till finish , with an hour - to an hour and half to left of cooking time rub butter over turkey ,cooking time will depend on size of turkey so alter if you have too , HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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