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We've got dozens and dozens of turkey recipes, whether you want a traditional Thanksgiving turkey (roasted, with an herb stuffing) or something a little unusual, like Tyler Florence's pomegranate rosemary turkey, we've got it. But to make the decision-making process a little easier, we've rounded up our favorite Thanksgiving turkey recipes here -- any of them will be a welcome addition to your menu.
This turkey recipe -- part of our Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner menu
-- delivers exactly what everyone wants most on their Thanksgiving table: a juicy, beautifully browned bird that tastes delicious. It will suit traditionalists at the table, as well as guests with high culinary standards.
If you're one of those people who believes the only appropriate stuffing for a turkey is Pepperidge Farms, then this bird is for you!
If you want to stick with a classic, this is the turkey for you. Time-tested ingredients -- celery, mushrooms, onions, and poultry seasoning -- enhance the stuffing beautifully.
Smoked paprika is the key to the turkey rub in this recipe. It can be purchased in gourmet markets and online at Tienda.com
. Roasting the bird breast-side down for the first half keeps the breast meat succulent and moist.
Brining, the ancient technique for preserving foods, adds moisture and flavor to poultry. Try it this holiday season for the juiciest bird you've tasted, and with maple in the mix, one of the most flavorful.
Roasting the herb-rubbed turkey with apples and shallots is the secret to flavorful meat. Extra shallots in the roasting pan give the gravy a rich, caramelized shallot flavor.
This bird gets a tangy brightness from pomegranate, balanced with an earthy herbal note from rosemary. You can find pomegranates in the supermarket with no problem around Thanksgiving.
What can we say? This bird is just an explosion of distinct flavors, especially if you love citrus.