About That Bird – Turkey Tip Time Again
Roughly 15 years ago I wrote a piece for Yankee magazine titled something like “ The Only Roast Turkey Recipe You Will Ever Need.” Still substantially true, should you be the type who keeps clippings forever, but there have been a few refinements in the intervening years – mostly because there have been refinements in the turkeys themselves. Roast Turkey 101.2, The Upgrade, with Wild Mushroom Stuffing, was therefore rolled out last year.
That discussion was pretty extensive. I have nothing more to add at this time since I haven’t yet made up my mind about whether I want to bone it. (stay tuned)
Thanksgiving tips from around the web:
There’s a nice tip from Kim Severson in today’s obligatory turkey story in the New York Times: cook the extra bread stuffing in heavily buttered muffin tins for a crisp crust and a soft interior. “Let me just say: I rocked the stuffing muffins,” she crows. “Imagine how good they must have been, then times it to the 10th power.”
I totally believe her, though not being as she is constrained by word count will add that I plan to cover the pan so the tops don’t dry out; crust on 3 sides should be sufficient.
A great deal more than you need or want to know about the party-planning aspect, along with the usual stern words about food safety, is now available here from the ever-helpful USDA.