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How to season a turkey

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If you start season a turkey whole one day before roasting it, it will taste memorable. A mixture of salt, herbs and spices is the intense base that will give your recipe an exquisite taste with which you will suck your fingers. In this article we give you the instructions so you know how to season a turkey and you can enjoy a delicious recipe with which you will surely succeed among your guests. Do you dare to try it?

More than 2 hours Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • Butter
  • Spices (to taste): sage, rosemary, black pepper, nutmeg, etc.
  • Salt
  • Paprika
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Before placing the turkey in the seasoned oven, use a layer of melted butter to help the spices adhere during cooking and to promote a beautifully golden skin.

In a small bowl combine salt, and a seasoning bought at the store or homemade. The quantities are at ease. Use a proportion of one part of salt, for two of herbs and spices. Other ingredients that you can include in the seasoning mix are sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg, to taste. Add paprika the spice mixture gives the turkey a spicy flavor and promotes a more intense golden color

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Next you will have to take the offal of the turkey and wash the inside of the bird and also outside with cold water. Once you have it clean, you will have to try extract all feathers visible with fingers; if you see that you can't, small tweezers can help you with the toughest feathers

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Next, we will place the turkey on a rack or a tray that is suitable for the oven, so we will not have to move the turkey again. We will dry the moisture of the surface of the bird with paper napkins, as we show you in the image.

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The next step is to apply a little of the seasoning mixture in the cavity turkey inside with the fingers. Fill the turkey with your choice of condiments. You can include whole garlic cloves, fresh sliced ​​lemon wedges, onions, fresh thyme clusters.

If you have your own filling this is time to add it. Be sure not to overpack the stuffing. If you have leftovers, you can bake them on a separate tray.

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Now you will have to rub the rest of the seasoning mix all over the turkey. When ready, place the turkey in the refrigerator uncovered overnight and leave it on the tray while refrigerating to keep unwanted condensation on the bottom of the bird.

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After this time you will have to remove the turkey from the fridge one hour before roasting to get close to room temperature. Melt the butter in a saucepan; Enough to cover the outside of the turkey. Start with about half a stick of unsalted butter. Brush the melted butter on the turkey just before placing it in the oven. In this article we tell you what is the turkey cooking time.

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Now you know how to season a turkey and, the next step, is to cook it. If we do not know how to do it, in this article we show you the recipe for you to learn to do Stuffed turkey and enjoy a plate to suck your fingers.

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