Top Rated Giblet Recipes

Order your turkey far enough in advance to make sure you get a fresh, rather than frozen, bird. Buy it from someone whom you trust, as lying about whether a bird has ever been frozen is common. It makes sense to buy a bird that's larger than you need so you'll have plenty left over for sandwiches, creamed turkey, soup, and the like. Take the bird out of the refrigerator 3 to 4 hours before it is scheduled to go in the oven. A room-temperature turkey will roast more quickly and evenly. 
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Hurricane
The turkey, the traveling, the tryptophan; let’s face it, there’s a lot of tiring elements to a typical Thanksgiving feast. To help liven up this year’s festivities, the “Cooking Cardiologist,” Dr. Richard Collins, has crafted an easy and affordable solution. Below is his recipe for a “Non-Drowsy Turkey,” which incorporates seasonally-appropriate Red Bull Red Editions (Cranberry flavor) into the brine. This recipe bodes particularly well for Friendsgiving-type celebrations. Click Here for More Brining Recipes
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Rosemary Citrus-Herb Turkey
A bright citrus rub for your Thanksgiving turkey. Recipe courtesy of Jennie-O.Click Here to See More Thanksgiving Recipes
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Basic Giblet Gravy
If the broth and giblets were prepared in advance, bring them to room temperature before making the gravy.  If you’re using a brined turkey, please taste the gravy before adding any additional salt. Click here to see The Ultimate Thanksgiving Countdown: Getting Saucy.
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Whole Chicken and Vegetables in the Crock Pot
“Chicken is a good source of protein that is low in fat and calories compared to other meats. As for vegetables — the more the merrier!” — Lisa Gorman, Director of St. Joseph Health Wellness CenterClick here for more of our best slow cooker recipes.
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Basic Giblet Gravy
This Turkey Giblet Broth is part of the recipe for Basic Giblet Gravy and is quite simple to make and delicious to use. It can be prepared a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
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We’ve heard that brines are important, and this chef’s recipe shakes things up a bit by adding sweet tea to the brine. His tip is to place the turkey and brine in two doubled garbage bags, which allows you to easily brine it overnight in a roasting pan.
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Lager
Here’s an easy turkey recipe packed with flavor. You can start the lager gravy after you throw the bird in the oven, and the gravy should be done around the same time as the turkey. No fuss.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy
There’s no such thing as Thanksgiving without gravy. Instead of using flour to thicken my gravy, I use tapioca starch. It’s a softer thickener that doesn’t solidify, so I never run the risk of gravy that tastes like pudding. I like a judicious amount of cream in my sauce; I think it makes everything taste that much better. This gravy is smooth and delicious, especially if you take the time to make your own stock. Even better, it’s easy to whip together, which is good because it’s the last thing I make before I sit down at the table.HOME: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends courtesy Little, Brown and Company Copyright © 2015 by Bryan Voltaggio.
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Raw Chicken
"I feel that canned or packaged 'broth' is not an acceptable substitute for homemade stock… ," wrote Joe Gracey in offering this recipe, "because those products tend to be full of MSG, salt, [and] false and even bizarre ingredients that do more harm than good to the final result… I… make constant use of French-style classic stocks in my cooking, but this one has fewer ingredients and a more straightforward flavor. A classic French stock would add celery, carrot, parsley, thyme, and bay, and the meat would be roasted first to brown it. This Mexican-style broth uses fewer ingredients and leaves more room on the palette to color the final dish. When you taste this broth, it will seem very delicate, almost a non-flavor, but it marries with the other ingredients to create a glorious end result."
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Few can resist the succulent, juicy meat and crispy, golden skin of a perfectly roasted chicken. Here's a basic, practically no-fail recipe that's sure to become a family favorite.
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Roast Turkey
The secret to this exceptional bird is an old-fashioned, inexpensive, enameled metal oval roaster with a lid, found in most supermarkets. It simultaneously roasts and braises the turkey, so the meat stays moist even as it cooks quickly. Uncover the pan at the end to crisp the skin. This recipe has been adapted from the 2011 Gourmet Live Holiday Special Edition.
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