Tips: Making A Better Turkey
Chef Kate Rench of Café Diva – Steamboat
Adapted by StarChefs.com
Always cook your turkey earlier than you think you should
because the last thing you want to be doing is waiting around
for the turkey to finish. It really ruins a party!
Use lots of butter and duck fat! I like to soak cheesecloth
in butter and duck fat and lay it over the turkey. I remove
the cheesecloth half-way through.
Use lots of fresh herbs, salt, and pepper; the more the
better! I tend to keep to traditional Thanksgiving methods.
Ultimately, that is what people want -- to be reminded of
the Thanksgiving supper they had as a child.
Please don't forget to season the inside of that bird. I
cook my turkey with lots of aromatics, mirepoix, and bacon
inside. I make the stuffing separately.
Do something nice for your staff. Shut down for the day and
cook Thanksgiving dinner for them; that's what I do.
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