First Time Hosting Thanksgiving? We Got You Covered. [VIDEO]
I know some of you will say it's easy to cook a turkey, but actually, it's not if you have never done it before. If this Thanksgiving is your first time cooking one of the world's most traditional dinners, we got you. It's a lot of pressure when you got the family coming over and it is your first time hosting Thanksgiving at your house.
A common mistake is putting the turkey in the oven and setting the temperature too high. If you don't know what you're doing, you could roast the outside golden brown and have a raw turkey inside. Also, make sure your turkey is thawed all the way. It usually takes 24 hours for every 5 pounds to fully thaw out. For example, it takes 4 full days to thaw a 20lb bird. Always thaw your turkey out in the refrigerator. Also, before you pop the bird into the oven rinse it well and remove the bag inside. Butchers put the turkey's neck and giblets inside a bag and place it in the body cavity. Some folks eat these items, use them to make gravy, or throw them away. It's a matter of taste.
Hopefully, we can help ease your anxiety and make this an enjoyable holiday cooking experience. More importantly, we are going to show you a few ways to prepare your turkey so you can present your family with a delicious bird! There are several ways to cook a turkey. You can broil it, grill it, slow-cook it, smoke it, roast it, bake it, BBQ it, rotisserie it, and yes even deep-fry it. I think it would be best to get the basics down first. Most people either put their bird in a roasting pan or bake their turkey using a Reynolds turkey Reynolds oven bag.
Finally, the cooking temperature matters. A thermometer is also a very good choice to make sure the turkey is cooked through and through. Below are some great cooking instruction videos, on how to make sure your family is talking about your Thanksgiving dinner for all the right reasons!
There you have it! There is no possible way to mess up using any of the above videos. Once you get that down, you can go for the gusto and try your hand at BBQ, smoking, or deep-frying! Until then bone appetite and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!