Turkey recipes for Thanksgiving range from brining, deep frying, and the more traditional oven roast. Here's a traditional rub recipe for a roasted turkey.
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The same Thanksgiving meal each year with a familiar turkey recipe, sweet potato casserole, and cranberry relish can be comforting. But a lot of Americans try to mix things up a bit from year to year to keep things interesting.
"Brining your turkey prior to cooking will help ensure you end up with a deliciously moist and flavor-packed turkey for your next gathering," reports Butterball.com. There are lots of brining recipes available online, including "The Complete Guide to Brining a Turkey" on Epicurious.com
Perre Coleman of The Runaway Spoon shared with Stir It Up! readers her take on a Thanksgiving turkey: a bacon-blanketed, herb roasted turkey that not only looks interesting, the flavors are intensified (and everything is better with bacon, right?).
We can't endorse it because of its danger levels, but here are a few tips for deep-frying a turkey if you choose to go that route.