SAFEST METHOD TO THAW A TURKEY & HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
The key is to plan ahead. It takes approximately 3 days for a 20 pound turkey to fully defrost. It's recommended to allow your turkey to defrost while in your refrigerator.
HOW MUCH STUFFING IS TOO MUCH?
A turkey will cook more evenly if it is not densely stuffed. Add flavor by loosely filling the cavity with aromatic vegetables such as carrots, celery, onion or garlic - or by carefully tucking fresh herbs underneath the breast skin. (Advice by New Frontier's Turkey Tips)
Try using a whisk to blend in chicken broth until you've reached the right consistency. Then give it a taste to see if it needs more seasoning.
Try combining equal parts of cornstarch and stock to make a thick slurry mixture. Then mix that into your gravy until you reach a better consistency. Also make sure to check on the seasoning.
IDEAS FOR A PERFECT TURKEY TOPPING
Traditional Herb & Garlic
HOW DO YOU REHEAT LEFT OVERS WITH RÖMERTOPF IN YOUR MICROWAVE?
Yep, your Römertopf is Microwave Safe. So if you have large enough microwave or if you have one of the 2 qt Dutch Oven Römertopf here is what you need to know.
Soak the lid to your Römertopf
Center clay pot in the middle of your microwave
Do not slide it across the surface - the bottom is rough and could scratch the glass shelf.
Always place the largest and thickest parts of food toward the outside of the dish.
Foods can be stacked or arranged on top of each other if necessary.
During cooking, stir or rearrange foods to expose all parts equally to heat.
Select 8 minutes for 700 watt oven and 10 minutes for 600 watt oven. More time can always be added but overcooking in the microwave causes dehydration and makes the food dry and tough.
HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE
- Our friends at Whole Foods have a great chart to help. Check it out!
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