Thanksgiving Week: The Turkey

I admitted a few days ago that we have never roasted a turkey. And it’s not because we don’t have the equipment. We have a beautiful Calphalon roasting pan and an electric knife just sitting on the shelf in our garage, patiently waiting to make their debut. Perhaps for Thanksgiving 2012?

{Thanksgiving 2006 at my parents’ house}

If we were hosting this year, here are two turkeys that I would turn to for inspiration:

  • From Alton Brown: Brine with brown sugar and candied ginger and roast with apples, cinnamon, rosemary, and sage.
  • From Michael Symon: Stuffed with garlic and apples and covered in a cheese cloth soaked in cider butter. Served with lager gravy.

Are you roasting a bird this year?

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Week: The Turkey

  1. I’ve never roasted a turkey either! Wasn’t going to this year and then I saw the turkey at the grocery store and couldn’t say no! Now I’m making it over the weekend- thanks for the links!

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