HOW TO MAKE A STEP BY STEP BAKED TURKEY FOR BEGINNERS DELICIOUS AND JUICY

If you’ve never cooked a turkey and need detailed step-by-step video and photo instructions, you’ve just come to the right place. Today I teach you how to make a delicious and juicy step-by-step baked turkey for beginners with simple ingredients. I love this recipe because it has a spectacular flavor and is made with very simple and inexpensive ingredients that you can easily find in any super market.

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First of all, it is important to make sure that the turkey is completely thawed. If you don’t know how to defrost the turkey, click here to see the instructions. Reach into the cavity and make sure there are no ice chips. Now with his hand in the cavity of the turkey, he looks for a bag where the giblets come, the liver, kidneys, the neck of the turkey. Take it out but do not throw it away with that you can make a delicious consommé for the gravy.

With a paper towel or napkin, remove the moisture from the turkey, there are people who like to rinse the turkey before preparing it, it is your choice. I do not do it because, as with chicken, bacteria can contaminate the sink or kitchen utensils.

INGREDIENTS TO PREPARE BUTTER TURKEY WITH HERBS AND A CRITRIC TOUCH

  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of salt
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS WITH PHOTOS TO PREPARE BAKED TURKEY

  • Place all the ingredients to season the turkey in the blender.
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  • Make sure the garlic had disintegrated very well
  • Begin to separate the skin of the turkey with a spoon or spatula, the skin will serve as a bag that contains our seasoning and also when cooking it joins with the fat that releases the skin of the turkey giving a delicious flavor.
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  • Once the skin is separated, begin to dress our marinade inside the skin and push with the hand or the spatula, try to also reach under the skin of the turkey’s legs.
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  • What is left of the seasoning or marinade we are going to put on top of the turkey and now if you can leave it marinating if you have time. I recommend leaving it for at least one night but I have also done it because I just season it and bake it and it is delicious anyway.
  • I recommend using a baking bag to marinate the turkey, I always marinate them like that but if you can’t find it, put it on a tray and cover it with plastic or aluminum and leave it in the fridge, every time you have the opportunity, bathe with it. marinated
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Trick to make the turkey juicy and tender

Now I am going to teach you the trick so that this payment is tender and juicy. I have a friend whose mother is from the Czech Republic and she taught me this, Put a whole head of garlic inside the cavity of your turkey, this will help the gases and smells of garlic to perfume your turkey in a delicious way. To keep the humidity an apple also in the cavity. Yes, the whole apple inside the cavity of the turkey, that will help you keep the humidity when cooking.

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Turkey Stuffing

Here I share some delicious recipes to use as a turkey filling. To be honest I never stuff them, firstly they take much longer to cook and secondly the stuffing absorbs the moisture from the turkey and goodbye juicy and tender turkey! I prepare the stuffing and when it’s time to serve stuffed the turkey. If you want the filling to take on the flavor of the turkey, you can bathe it with a little of the juice that the turkey releases when it cooks.

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How to bake turkey and at what temperature

There are different ways that you can bake the turkey. My favorite is to use a bag to bake turkeys that you can find in the supermarket is very easy and it is in half the time, it is also super juicy.

  • If you have a kettle this helps you a lot, the kettles have a grill that separates the turkey from the juices which allows the turkey to taste delicious, saves you time and waste! Place the turkey inside the kettle, close and put in the oven at 350 degrees F or 180 degrees. Cooking time depends on the weight of your turkey. See weight and cooking table here.
  • Covered in aluminum. Place the turkey on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil, forming a type of tent with the aluminum.
  • See weight and cooking table here.
  • Detailed steps of any of these cooking techniques click here the temperature of your oven will depend on what cooking technique you use and the time of how much your turkey weighs. Having a thermometer to measure the temperature of the turkey to know if it is ready is a good option but if you do not have one here I will share the exact times and temperatures with the method you prefer to cook the turkey. See time and temperature here

HOMEMADE GRAVY RECIPE FOR BAKED TURKEY

This gravy is made with bacon and seasoned with garlic and onion, I use the same juice that turkey releases and the truth is that it is super delicious.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 slices of bacon cut into very thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of mushrooms
  • 4 cups turkey juice or chicken broth
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HOW TO MAKE A HOME GRAVY STEP BY STEP

  • It is very important that the turkey consommé is already cold. Mix with the flour until it dissolves completely.
  • In a pot, place the bacon to cook and when it releases fat, add the onion and 1 cup of mushrooms cut into thin slices, fry them.
  • Once the bacon is well cooked, add the consommé with the flour already dissolved.
  • Mix constantly and let it boil, little by little it will thicken.
  • If you want it to be thicker you can add more flour but in cold turkey soup, if you add it directly to the hot it will turn the flour into lumps.

How to Serve and Decorate a Baked Turkey

Here I share some tips to make your turkey look beautiful during Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. See how to decorate turkey here.

Other delicious recipes explained step by step of Baked Turkey

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Turkey with butter and pink grapefruit

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Ingredients

  • 7 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of salt
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tbsp of melted butter

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients to season the turkey in the blender.
  • Make sure the garlic had disintegrated very well
  • Begin to separate the skin of the turkey with a spoon or spatula, the skin will serve as a bag that contains our seasoning and also when cooking it joins with the fat that releases the skin of the turkey giving a delicious flavor.
  • Once the skin is separated, begin to dress our marinade inside the skin and push with the hand or the spatula, try to also reach under the skin of the turkey’s legs.
  • What is left of the seasoning or marinade we are going to put on top of the turkey and now if you can leave it marinating if you have time. I recommend leaving it for at least one night but I have also done it because I just season it and bake it and it is delicious anyway.
  • I recommend using a baking bag to marinate the turkey, I always marinate them like that but if you can’t find it, put it on a tray and cover it with plastic or aluminum and leave it in the fridge, every time you have the opportunity, bathe with it. marinated

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