Snack Girl realizes she will be the only food blogger who covers turkey this month — but she likes to be a rebel. First of all, my turkey breast photo above is real. Many of the photos that you see in the magazines are not. Recently, I talked with a food stylist who told me that they paint turkeys to make them LOOK roasted — the shame!
Turkey has so much more to offer than just a side dish to mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy. The best way to roast a turkey breast is really pretty simple, and yes, it can take only 30 minutes to cook. I use the same technique to cook turkey breasts as I do when I roast a chicken. To add flavor, I add softened butter under the skin, so that as the turkey cooks, the butter melts into the meat.
When it comes to holidays, tradition often trumps tastiness. But sometimes , every so often , a delicious new something breaks through. But these are relatively timid nods toward improving the Thanksgiving table. This year, we challenge you to a delicious feast disruption that will change T-Day forever.
Should you brine it? Cook the stuffing in the bird? And what does "resting" mean? Here are 10 tips to help you cook a terrifically tempting turkey.