How to cook a thanksgiving turkey .com. What is this web site about? The address says it all. It is about ways to cook a thanks giving turkey.
Four prerequisites are mentioned that are essential to successfully cooking the turkey. Number One: The temperature in your oven has to be accurate. Number Two: Your turkey has been safely and totally thawed and cleaned. Number Three: And this one is for the newest aspiring chefs in the audience, be sure to remove the neck and giblets from the inside of the turkey. Number Four: Know the actual weight of the turkey excluding the giblets and the ice many fresh turkeys have stuffed inside to keep them cold. Yes, sometimes we pay for a couple pounds of ice.
A special recipe for turkeys under 20 lbs. is also mentioned. Moreover a chart with examples of roasting times for common turkey sizes is included.
There are many variables that come into play when cooking a turkey. How accurate is temperature in your oven? Has the turkey been totally thawed?
The only way to be absolutely sure that your turkey is fully cooked is to use a quality meat thermometer. Interior breast meat should be 170°F and 180°F for thigh meat.