When it comes to Thanksgiving, turkey is the star. The side dishes complement the turkey, and the dessert is the last thing that you’ve eaten after you’ve enjoyed loads of bird. Your whole Thanksgiving meal depends on whether or not you make a fantastic turkey, and the troublesome part is that there are just so many ways to cook one.
For Thanksgiving, you can go traditional with roasting it and serving it with a side of gravy, you can brine it overnight, or you can even deep fry it if you so dare. The turkey you should be making this year is a simple roasted turkey with pan gravy.
Our advice to you is the simpler the recipe the better. We recommend making our “Never Fail” Roast Turkey with Shallot Pan Gravy Recipe. This recipe calls for a simple, but delicious herb butter that gets put under the skin of the breast to make sure that it doesn’t dry out. Then, while the turkey is roasting in the oven, it gets basted in its juices to make sure that the whole turkey stays moist and succulent. The shallots get roasted with the bird in order to make a pan gravy after the turkey is finished cooking. This recipe is simple enough, but will impress all of your guests.