The trick with turkey is to keep the white meat moist while waiting for the dark meat to cook through. Some people do this by basting the bird every 15 minutes, covering the breast with tinfoil, brining the bird overnight, even disassembling the whole thing and cooking the pieces separately. This recipe/method cooks the bird perfectly without brining, or deboning, or even fussing and basting. In fact, for this there is no turkey baster required! And you will end up with moist and tender white meat and amazingly flavorful dark meat.
This recipe is a combination of Ina Garten’s “Perfect Roast Turkey” recipe and my mom Mary’s awesome recipe for holiday turkey.
Looking for holiday meal recipes? You might like these (gluten free as always):
Mary’s Magnificent Pastry
Gf and me’s gluten free stuffing
Our thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing) is sweet and savory and with a tender bite. Based on a traditional family recipe that’s loaded with onions, raisins, and apples, it’s not too spicy and lets the flavours of all of the ingredients come through so that every mouthful is a bit different from the last. This is a great basic recipe, though, so indulge your inner foodie and make it your own with additional spices, dried fruit, nuts – you get the idea!If you already have a favorite non-GF stuffing recipe that you want to convert be prepared to add extra moisture to the mix.
Making a gluten free holiday dinner? You might also be interested in these holiday recipes:
roast holiday turkeygluten free pie pastry
gluten free pumpkin tarts