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Crispy Turkey Roast Dinner

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Roasting Techniques Every Cook Should Know taught by Molly Stevens

Easily transform meat, poultry and vegetables into flavor-packed dishes with a range of roasting techniques!

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Share a little about the ingredients and techniques used to create this dish/item. I began my turkey two days in advance by salting him. It's a little uncomfortable to have a big bird laying out "sunbathing" in the fridge for two days (and the smell is quite gruesome), so luckily, I had another unused fridge to pop him into.

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What are you most proud of? My new found carving skills.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Fresh, never frozen birds are the way to go, if able. I ordered him fresh from an organic farm about three weeks in advance, and the total was under $30.

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What a great looking Thanksgiving dinner. Great that you had a second fridge to let the turkey sit out! When things are crowded in my refrigerator, I will cover the turkey (or whatever it is I'm pre-salting) with plastic wrap. The skin is slightly less crisp, but it keeps things a little less messy during the days leading up to the big day.

12/04/2013 Flag