Christie Matthews

Turkey Tips

Turkey Tips

turkeyGetting everything in place for Thanksgiving? Here are some great tips from Yankee Magazine for the last days of shopping:

Q:What size turkey should I buy?

A: 1 1/4 pound per person gets you enough for the meal, with leftovers.

Q: How long will it take to thaw in the refrigerator?

A: Estimate 24 hours for every 5 pounds, so 2 days for a 10-pounder; 3 days for a 15-pounder, and so on.

Q: What about basting?

Don’t bother. It doesn’t add flavor, and it makes the skin flabby.

Q: When is it ready?

A: When an instant-read thermometer inserted into the breast (all the way to the bone) reaches 160 degrees. You can also measure the thigh, inserted to the thickest part but not all the way to the bone- this measurement should read 165 degrees.

Q:Do I really need to let the turkey rest after it comes out of the oven?

A: Yes! This is essential for juicy meat. Let the turkey sit, tented with foil, for at least 20 minutes, preferably 30.

 

 

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