There are all kinds of Thanksgiving turkey recipes out there -- some that bring out the inner foodie in us and others more reflective of our time-constraint reality. The following recipe definitely falls into both categories.
Meet the paper bag turkey. Yep, turkey made in a paper bag. The best part about it? It only takes three hours to cook -- and it doesn't even require basting.
Now before all you traditionalists go off about how making paper bag turkey isn't quite an authentic holiday meal, know that this recipe from Food.com appears more lowbrow that it is. Seriously, even Martha Stewart has come up with her version of a paper bag turkey.
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With rave reviews suggesting the creative cooking method is one of the most effective ways to keep a turkey moist, it's probably worth your while to try it, even if just once.
Here are all the ingredients you'll need:
1 (12 -16 lb) whole turkey (any size)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon Montreal chicken seasoning (a mixture of coarse salt, coarse ground pepper and garlic granules)
Your favourite prepared stuffing
1 tablespoon olive oil
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For step-by-step directions on how to prepare it, click here.
Will you try this turkey trick? What's your favourite way to cook a holiday bird? We'd love to hear your tips.
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