Sunday, November 21, 2010

What are the steps to cooking a 12 pound turkey?

-How long do i cok it, and at what degrees?

-Do i need to put a lid over it?

-Do i need to put water in the bottom of the pan, and how much?

-Do i need to turn the turkey half way through cooking or anything like that?

thanks!What are the steps to cooking a 12 pound turkey?
A 12lb turkey should take approximately 3 hours to cook.

I would cover in aluminium foil and ensure that the turkey has a good coating of butter rubbed into the skin to ensure the turkey does not dry out, and baste (pour the melted butter and juices) over the turkey during the cook time.

No you do not need to turn the turkey.

Enjoy!!What are the steps to cooking a 12 pound turkey?
if you haven't started yet your to late
Make sure that it is thoroughly thawed!! 6-7 hours in room temp water. Get the giblets out. Rinse out inside.

Coat with butter or oil (I use olive) and spices (oregano and salt for me).

Heat oven to 325 F.

I use the broiler pan. I wrap the turkey in foil, leave a small opening, and put juice (I used Chai tea) in and outside. Place in oven. More juice added first and second hour.

Do three hours.

Turn off oven, open door, and let cool 45 min.

Carve and serve.

I did it yesterday, a 12 pounder, ate some last night,

very tender!

Good luck!

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