Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and everyone is starting to talk about the turkey–mainly how to cook it and what to serve with it. Turkey is a traditional holiday favorite, and with good reason. When cooked properly, its wonderful aroma, golden brown skin, and deliciously tender meat is a feast for our senses.
How are you preparing your turkey this year? Here are some of the most popular options.
Roasted–This is the traditional way to cook a turkey, and there are so many different ways to season the turkey before it is roasted.
Deep-fried–This fast cooking method (approximately 45 minutes for a 12 pound turkey) also results in very juicy meat. Check out these tips from Butterball for deep-frying a turkey indoors or outdoors.
Smoked–If you love a moist turkey with a smokey flavor, check out these recipes.
Brined–This method results in extremely moist and perfectly-seasoned meat. Brining works well with longer cooking methods, like roasting and smoking.