Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned pro, cooking a turkey can be overwhelming — but it doesn't have to be.
There are several common mistakes that people make when it comes to making a holiday turkey from the prep to the cooking and even serving.
Yahoo! Canada Shine recently spoke with Tom Fillipou, executive chef for President's Choice to learn about some common turkey-cooking mistakes you should avoid this holiday season and what things you should be doing so that your feast goes off without a hitch.
Starting off with high heat
Fillipou says that one of the biggest mistakes people make when roasting a turkey is starting the bird off at a very high heat in order to get a golden colour on their turkey.
"I know that a lot of bad recipes tell them to do that, so it's really not their fault," he says, "but the best thing you can do with turkey is to do it low and slow, and baste a lot."
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