Friday, November 26, 2010
A Thanksgiving is incomplete without a delicious large turkey in the middle of the dining table. Just the sight of a delicious looking turkey is enough to complete the day of Thanksgiving. But cooking a turkey is not something everyone will be accustomed to. Going to an expensive restaurant for which the bread earner of the family would have to go for a payday loans or credit card debt, is not feasible. Hence learning to cook a turkey is the only option that you have on a day of Thanksgiving.
There are hundreds of recipes to cook a turkey easily available in books, on the web or with your friends and relatives. You can choose the one which suits you best and practice it with a chicken once or twice before you apply that technique on to a turkey. Brining a turkey is important a day before or a few hours before actual cooking, so that the turkey remains soft, absorbs the flavors and the proteins break up to give you a delicious and tender turkey. There are different kinds of turkey brinings which range in the flavorings used, to the time required. Turkey is brined in a refrigerator, hence you need to remember what size turkey are your purchasing and if the vessel in which you keep your turkey fits in your refrigerator. As for the main part of actually cooking the turkey, deciding the kind you will like is a tough decision. Some of the most popular recipes for a Thanksgiving turkey are the Rosemary roasted turkey, simple roasted turkey, turkey in a bag, turkey in a smoker, deep fried turkey, grilled whole turkey, classic stuffed turkey, Greek tradition turkey, barbeque turkey and many others. Decide the recipe of turkey based on the equipment you have, the ingredients you can manage and the time that you have to utilize for cooking.