Cucina Pasta-bilities - The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey November 16 2016, 0 Comments

If you're in a rush to buy a turkey the night before Thanksgiving and need a quick recipe - no worries! We have the perfect Zesty Rosemary Dry Brine! 

Wednesday:

We picked up a fresh turkey from Whole Foods Market 

Then prepared our brine: 

  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 3 sprigs Rosemary, chopped

After rubbing the turkey, we kept it overnight, uncovered in the refrigerator. Tip: leaving the turkey uncovered helps dry out the skin, which makes it extra crispy! 

Thursday:

Turkey time! Take the turkey out at least 2 hours before cooking it, because the turkey should be at a warm temp before cooking! 

Insert a meat thermometer and begin the roast and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees! 

The Zesty Rosemary Turkey was juicy and delicious, with a refreshing zest. Best of all: it was hassle free! 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!