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How to Prep and Roast Turkey

In this video, Chef John shows you how to prepare and roast a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. You’ll see how to prep the turkey with a mix of seasonings and stuff it with aromatic herbs, and you’ll learn a simple trick to prevent the turkey’s wings from burning. Then you’ll see a terrific method for loosening the turkey’s skin so you can slip flavored herb butter underneath. You’ll see how to keep the bird from getting too dark too quickly and discover a trick for getting extra juices for the gravy. Get Chef John’s recipe for the perfect roast turkey. This is a classic addition to your Thanksgiving dinner menu. Now watch Chef John make gravy from his roast turkey >>

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  • garlic lover

This looks fantastic! I'll be using this recipe. I'd love to see the 2nd part of video though. Anyone know how to find it?

  • Old Man

For Part 2 try this link: http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2008/11/gravy-is-lifeblood-of-any-real.html

  • ogucci

Garlic lover - The 2nd part of this is called: How to Make Turkey Gravy. Good information on making a great gravy.