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Martha Stewart's Roast Turkey: Holiday Dinner Perfection

When it comes to cooking for a crowd, you can trust Martha Stewart.  Her recipes are known for their surefire flavor and cooking technique.  Such is true of Martha’s recipe for Perfect Roast Turkey.  The recipe is fairly simple, with proportions carefully drawn out cup by cup.   Calling for fresh herbs, including thyme and parsley, fresh carrots and celery, butter, and white wine, the recipe is a classic take on turkey, roasting up rich and flavorful. 

Though the original directions call for the turkey to be soaked in a brine solution for 24 hours, the Martha Stewart website indicates alternative cooking techniques for home cooks who haven’t had time to brine their bird.  Brine is a salt water soak for poultry that tenderized the meat, and infuses it with flavor.  If you’ve not had time for brining, don’t hesistate to follow the Martha Stewart recipe.  The addition of butter, salt, and other spices will still allow you to roast a turkey to perfection. 

Along with her turkey recipe, Martha Stewart’s website has a slew of other classic thanksgiving recipes.  Here are links to the best of her best.

Martha Stewart’s Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe.  Moist, flavorful, and classic, this turkey recipe cooks up perfectly every time.

Gravy 101.  A rich, homemade gravy, made with the giblets and other basic ingredients.

Martha Stewarts Classic Thanksgiving Menu. Foolproof recipes for a traditional meal.

To ensure your turkey is cooked to absolute perfection, you can also refer the Butterball website for their Turkey Cooking Time Calculator.

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