Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner. With Canadian Thanksgiving next week on Monday, and American Thanksgiving a month away, it's never too early to start planning! So, let's take care of the biggest item on the menu -- turkey. And boy do I have the easiest, best and juiciest roast turkey ever for you!
So what is the secret to the perfect roast turkey? Roasting it at a higher heat for a shorter period of time. That's right, you no longer need to spend 5 hours roasting a turkey, nor do you need to take it out every hour to apply brine. Just prep the bird, stick in the oven, adjust the temperature once during the cooking process and that's it. Yup, this is the easiest and juiciest way to get it done! Plus, the flavour is so much better!
I also like to stuff the cavity of the turkey with apples, cinnamon and lots of fresh herbs. Not only does this give of an amazing aroma into my kitchen, but it also adds incredible flavour to the turkey drippings which will turn into the gravy
This recipe also provides the essentials for an AH-mazing gravy ! Almost all you need is right there in the turkey. You will need to make homemade turkey stock which requires the turkey neck and giblets, so make sure you remove and save those when you are prepping the turkey for the oven. Also, once the turkey is baked, save all those juicy drippings as well. Get my easy homemade gravy recipe HERE! There is seriously no need for powdered gravy if you are already making a roast turkey dinner!!