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This Deep-Fried Cajun Turkey recipe yields succulent and juicy turkey with a crispy golden browned skin

  • 1 (8 to 10 pound) turkey
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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A technique passed down from generations—drenching cheesecloth in melted butter and oil, then draping the cloth o...

  • GRAVY:
  • 1 (14 - 16 pound)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups tangerine juice
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken broth
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey recipe? Your search is over! This delicious Herb-Butter Roasted Turkey ...

  • BRINE:
  • 2 1/2 gallons water
  • 2 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 24 bay leaves
  • 24 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup whole black peppercorns
  • 2 small bunches fresh flat-leaf parsley (about 4-ounces)
  • 1 small bunch fresh sage (about 1-ounce)
  • 6 medium sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Zest and juice of 4 large lemons (remove the zest in long strips with a vegetable peeler)
  • TURKEY:
  • 1 (14 to 16-pound) natural turkey (preferably fresh)
  • 1 recipe Three-Herb Butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces (4-tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • GRAVY:
  • 2 1/2 ounces (5-tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups Three-Herb Turkey Broth or low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups Pinot Noir
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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Our family can eat turkey breast throughout the year

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped medium
  • 1 carrot, chopped medium (I did't peel it)
  • 1 celery rib, chopped medium
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed (I only used 2 garlic cloves)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional, but flavorful)
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (6 to 7-pound) turkey breast, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.4/5 (31 Votes)

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If you're lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving in nice weather, grilling a turkey is a great way to grill up somethin...

  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 fresh turkey (12 pounds)
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Take your turkey game to a new level this Thanksgiving with this Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey! Grab your favori

  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 lemons, cut into quarters
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (1 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (8 - 10 pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed if frozen
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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Looking for a quicker recipe for turkey that still tastes delicious? These spice rubbed grilled turkey tenderloins ...

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 pounds turkey tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Kick it up a notch this Thanksgiving with this delicious Memphis Style Smoked Turkey

  • MEMPHIS RUB:
  • 1 (10- to 12-pound) turkey
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup mild chili powder (use medium or hot to kick up the heat)
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Herb Roasted Turkey with Roasted Apples & Root Vegetables is a crowd pleaser for any Thanksgiving feast! Grab your

  • Crisco® Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 (10 to 14 pound) whole turkey, thawed if frozen, giblets removed
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large red cooking apples, such as Gala
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves (optional)
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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This Roasted Turkey Breast is a super simple recipe to help make your Thanksgiving cooking hassle-free! So moist an

  • 1 (5 to 5.5 pound) bone-in turkey breast, thawed if frozen
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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This festive stuffed turkey is a beautiful and elaborate dish to serve as the centerpiece of your holiday feast!

  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 7 tablespoons Marsala wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 echalion or banana shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 1/4 pounds Italian sausages
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 (11-pound) boneless turkey breast, butterflied, with skin left on
  • 1/4 cup duck or goose fat
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Apples are the perfect fruit for fall, so serve up this Apple-Grilled Turkey with Cider Gravy at Thanksgiving

  • 2 cups applewood chips, divided
  • 1 (12-pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed
  • 2 cups onion, chopped (about 1 medium)
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apple, chopped (about 1)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle hard apple cider
  • 3 cups Make-Ahead Gravy
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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