Best Roast Turkey Recipe for Thanskgiving 2022

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving 2022? This year has been long for turkey suppliers, mainly because of the inflation and the Avian flu. The retail prices has skyrocketed and finding turkeys in the stores are becoming harder and harder every day. 

But there is no need to worry! 

As Pop Together family, we would like to help you in finding and cooking the best turkeys for Thanksgiving. In this article, you will find the best roast turkey recipe. We also included some tips for cooking the best turkey. If you are wondering where to find a turkey during this season with turkey shortage, do not worry! Via the link below this page, download our app and order a turkey that we stored just for you beforehand. 

If you ordered your turkey from our app, while waiting for the delivery to come, let’s start looking at the recipe!

Best Classic Roast Turkey Recipe

  • 1 onion, quartered
  • fresh bay leaves, to flavour and serve
  • 4.5-5.6kg/10-12lb Bronze turkey, giblets removed
  • 1 quantity of stuffing
  • 85g butter, softened
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 10 rashers streaky bacon
  • glass red wine, such as Merlot

To serve

  • pigs-in-blankets

1. Set oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas. 5. Place the onion and a large bay leaf in the area between the legs. Now stuff the neck end using half the stuffing, pushing it in that direction. To form a neat shape, knot the turkey legs together at the top of the drumsticks and skewer the neck skin in position. 

2. Measure the turkey and add 90 minutes to the cooking time (20 minutes per kilo). (You might need to use the scales in the bathroom.) 

3. Place the turkey on top of a large layer of extra-wide foil in a big roasting pan. Butter the breast and season it thoroughly with salt, pepper, and half of the nutmeg.

4. Roast in the oven, then remove the foil 90 minutes before the turkey is finished cooking, remove the bacon, and drain any extra fat from the tin. Return the turkey to the oven for browning, leaving the foil open and baste it several times with the juices. Then, 30 minutes before the turkey has finished cooking, stuff the bird with your choice of stuffing and pigs-in-blankets, or cook a second bird in a lightly oiled tin. 

5. Insert a skewer into the thickest portion of the thigh to check the doneness of the turkey; the juices should run clear. Repeat the test after another 15 minutes of cooking if they are reddish.

6. Place the turkey, stuffings, and pigs-in-blankets on a tray, cover with foil and a few tea towels, and let stand for up to 30 minutes before cutting. This ensures that the turkey will be juicy by giving the liquids time to return to the meat. Add some bay sprigs as a garnish.

Some Tips to Help You Make the Best Roast Turkey Thanksgiving 2022

1. Measure your bird's weight and, if you have adequate home scales, double check it. Knowing the precise weight can help you avoid overcooking or undercooking.   

2. Set proper timings. Also, remember to give your turkey some time to rest after taking it from the oven. Turkeys weighing between 4-6 kg should rest for 1 and a half hours, while those weighing between 6-10 kg might do so for two hours. 

3. Heat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4

4-5kg – cook 2¼ to 2½ hours
5-6kg – cook 2½ to 3 hours
6-7kg – cook 3 hours to 3½ hours
7-8kg – cook 3½ to 4 hours
8-9kg – cook 4 to 4¼ hours
9-10kg – cook 4¼ to 4½ hours

4. Make sure that the oven is preheated for 20 minutes at least. 

5. Loosely cover the turkey with foil, but uncover it 90 minutes before the timing is up to give it the delicious brown roast color. 

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