What is Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a tradition celebrated by people of America and Canada. Every year, a day is especially dedicated for the holiday (fourth Thursday of November for Americans and second Monday of October for Canadians) to give thanks for all the blessings received throughout the year. The essence of Thanksgiving centers on family and harvest which is why it is spent traveling with family and eating sumptuous traditional food during dinner. And when it comes to the Thanksgiving dinner the star of the table will never be forgotten and should be made to perfection. Here are some turkey recipes we compiled to make your thanksgiving celebration easy and extra special.
1. Basic Roast Turkey
Classics will always be one of the best. Keep the holiday seasons simple yet satisfying with this Basic Roast Turkey Recipe.
1 turkey (10 to 12 pounds)
8 sprig Fresh herbs
3 medium-sized onions
2 tbsp. olive oil (or melted butter)
2 medium-sized carrots
2 stalks of celery
¾ cup of low-sodium chicken broth
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the giblets and neck from the cavity. Pat the turkey dry using paper towels. Stuff the herbs and half the onions into the main cavity.
- Tie the turkey’s legs together with a kitchen twine. Tuck the wing tips underneath the body. Rub the turkey with the oil and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of salt.
- Place the turkey neck, carrots, celery, and the remaining onions in a large roasting pan. Place a roasting rack in the pan and place the turkey on top.
- Roast the turkey until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. (Cover the bird loosely with foil if it browns too quickly, and add the broth to the pan if the vegetables begin to scorch.)
- Carefully tilt the turkey to empty the juices from the cavity into the pan. Transfer the turkey to a carving board, cover loosely with foil and let rest for at least 25 minutes.
- Reserve the pan and its contents for gravy. Carve the turkey as desired. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.