Health Benefits of Turkey
A little-known health benefit of turkey is that it contains trace minerals thought to aid in cancer prevention. Turkey contains selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system.
One turkey of the size you require
pan drippings should be about 8-10 cups.
4tbsp. of white flour
4tbsp corn starch
Mix well with a whisk and add to pan drippings on the stovetop in a medium saucepan. Whisk until thickened to the consistency that you like. If to thin, add more cornstarch. If too thick, add a bit more water.
Regular white bread cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/4c salted and melted butter
1 celery stick finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
1/2c dried cranberries optional
Make sure to incorporate all ingredients well.
Make your favorite gravy from the pan drippings or you may also use store bought. I make my own from the pan drippings as it has great flavor.
Let the thawed turkey rest on the counter top before cooking to at least room temperature. Prepare it with the above seasonings and then preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Stuff the Turkey with the above stuffing and place in a large roasting pan. Cover the turkey for 1/2 the cooking time and remove the lid for the rest of the cooking time. You should leave to cook until the internal cooking temperature of the turkey is 165F. This will work out to be approximately 20 minutes per pound. Allow to rest once out of the oven for at least 2 hours covered well.
Slice and enjoy!
I do not have a picture yet as I did not take a picture of this. At Christmas I will have the picture. Believe me, this turkey will be your best! It is all about the resting time after you have cooked it!