A turkey is a great meal for any day and not just during Thanksgiving. Ordinary days can become more festive when preparing this delicious meal. Roasting a turkey in a brown paper bag is a method not many people are usually familiar with so here are the steps on how to make it. It's pretty easy and fun too.
- The first thing you should do is preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- The turkey must be cleaned with cold water and dried with paper towels. By doing this, you can make sure that the turkey is clean and that there is no bacteria left on its skin.
- Season the neck and main opening of the turkey with as much salt and pepper as you'd like and fill it loosely with stuffing. There are many ingredients you can use and everyone has different preferences. It's up to you to choose the stuffing that will best please the palates of those who will eat the turkey.
- Soften some butter by heating it in a pan. Using a brush or your bare hand, rub it all over the turkey. Season the turkey with as much salt and pepper as desired.
- Spray the brown paper bag with water and after pouring out the excess water you can place the turkey into the brown paper bag.
- Place the celery, carrots, garlic, etc. Add chicken stock as well.
- Place the brown bag containing the turkey on top of the vegetables with the turkey's back face down.
- Roast the turkey for 2 1/2 hours. (Check the temperature of the turkey by inserting a meat thermometer into the turkey's thigh. Once it reaches about 155 degrees F, open the brown paper bag and increase the temperature to about 420 degrees F.)
- Roast it for 30 minutes more, while basting is done every 8-10 minutes. Continue to do this until it reaches 165 degrees F.
- Place the turkey on a dish once it's done, cover it loosely and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
- Pour the leftover roasting juices onto a saucepan. A sieve or sifter is often used to make sure there are no solids in the leftover juices. Cook until thick.
- Serve the turkey with the sauce you just made after you've carved it. Enjoy!
It's that simple and with a little help from your family, making this recipe can be a fun activity. You can also add a little flair to this recipe by adding your own preferred type of spice or secret ingredient. A great way to spice up your unique turkey recipe is by adding side dips to your dish. Each of us has our own preference for dips. A side salad with a ranch dressing could be a great complement to your already delicious turkey meal. Dressings like vinaigrette or honey mustard can boost the tastiness of your side salad. Some even prefer to pour salad dressing on turkey slices. This is surely a great meal for friends and family no matter what the occasion. Get creative and don't be afraid to experiment with new ingredients. The more unique a dish is, the more memorable it is.