Having turkey for special occasions are great. They are loved by many people and even if you are not really a turkey-eater, you will learn how to appreciate this meat. Although it’s a wonderful food, not all of us are able to master the way to cook a turkey.
If you are living in a country where turkey is not that often eaten then you know that it’s not that easy to cook one especially if you are a first-timer. However over time you can learn how to do so just as long as you know the steps to take. So how do you cook a turkey anyway? Do you need to follow special preparation for it? How long does it take to cook a turkey? If you want to know then all you need to do is read on.
To cook turkey, it doesn’t have to take any special preparations to do so. All you need to do is prepare common ingredients like oil or butter, salt, and pepper. Rub these ingredients all over the turkey you want to cook. Make sure that each part of the turkey is covered; if you have a special seasoning to use then you can also use that as part of the dry rub for the turkey. Keep in mind that these dry rub makes or gives the turkey its flavor and taste on the outside. The most important part of the turkey is its stuffing. You need to make sure that the stuffing inside your turkey is made of all the ingredients that can give flavor to the meat of the turkey. Some people have their own special recipe for the stuffing so it makes it extra special. If you also have one then by all means use it but if you don’t have a recipe for that, you can always look up for an easy stuffing recipe online or in cook books.
The time that it takes to cook turkey is about 30 minutes or more. The temperature must be on the highest setting and slowly turning it down until the meat is fully cooked. The weight of the turkey will also contribute to the time of its cooking. Keep in mind that a turkey is cooked 10 minutes per pound and so if you have a big turkey then you might have to cook it longer.