While Thanksgiving is undeniably filled with joyous gatherings and mouthwatering meals made fresh, it's not uncommon for eaters to forget the cook slaving away in the kitchen to ensure a delectable turkey fills your plate. Although the job may sound glamorous and filled with praise, it's often a stressful experience that runs a dangerous risk when it comes to manhandling a 10 lb., slippery turkey. Thankfully, country music singer and kitchen aficionado Trisha Yearwood is here to make your Thanksgiving simple and quick, leaving more time for socialization and wine!
Yearwood's recipe was hastily posted to the Food Network website, and we must say this looks like a task that no cook, amateur or master, can mess up! The "Queen of the Kitchen" broke it down for us in a name that screams easy!
No-Baste, No Bother Roasted Turkey
Here's what you'll need!
1 (12-pound) Turkey, completely thawed, all giblets removed
1/2 cup(s) Salted Butter, softened
2 tablespoon(s) Salt
2 teaspoon(s) Pepper
2 stalk(s) Celery, cut in lengths to fit turkey cavity
1 medium Sweet Onion (Such As Vidalia), cut in half
1 large Carrot
2 cup(s) Boiling Water
Adjust oven racks so covered roasting pan fits easily inside oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rub butter on outside and in cavity of turkey. A self-basting turkey will not require all of the butter. Sprinkle salt and pepper on outside of turkey. Put celery, onion, and carrot in cavity. Place turkey, breast side up, in a large roasting pan. Pour boiling water into pan. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and put pan in preheated oven.
Start a timer when oven temperature returns to 500 degrees F. Bake exactly 1 hour and turn off oven. Do not open oven door. Leave turkey in oven until oven cools; this may take 4 to 6 hours. Reserve pan juices and refrigerate turkey if it will not be served after roasting.
Now, for the directions!
And voila! Your perfect Thanksgiving turkey is cooked and ready to be enjoyed! Be sure to show the chef of the evening just how thankful you are for them and head over here
for more of Yearwood's scrumptious recipes!