3-Different Ways to Prepare the Turkey this Thanksgiving

3-Different Ways to Prepare the Turkey this Thanksgiving

Ah, the Thanksgiving turkey. There is nothing more iconic or American than a perfectly roasted tom surrounded by a well-set table of delicious side dishes. But if you’re cooking the same traditional meal you’ve always cooked, or if you feel like Thanksgiving is 99.9% about the sides and the pies, it might be time to change things up a bit.  Roasting the turkey is a classic option, but it can leave it dry and flavorless. Here at Royal Home Improvement we wanted to take a moment to share a few of our favorite ways to prepare a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Try one of the options listed below for a delicious and refreshing change to your holiday menu.

Grilled Turkey

Most people don’t think about grilling the Thanksgiving Day turkey, but it’s a great way to save time, free up space in the oven, and it’s delicious. Grilling the turkey can shave off about 45 minutes from traditional roasting, depending on the size of the bird. Also, by freeing up precious oven space, you can keep the oven free to focus on side dishes and pies. And if properly cooked, a grilled turkey tastes incredible, is super moist, and is bursting with wonderful smoked flavors. Not to mention, grilling the Thanksgiving turkey is a fantastic way to switch up your traditional Thanksgiving dinner, without being too untraditional.

Smoked Turkey

Smoked Turkey is a great way to usher in some new flavors for the holidays. In addition to leaving the oven free for vegetables and sides, nothing beats the taste of or presentation of a perfectly smoked turkey. And its almost impossible to overcook anything in a smoker. The temperature remains low and the cooking is slow, resulting in a perfectly moist and tender bird. Plus, once the seasoning and the flavor of wood combine, you’ll be left with a mouthwatering turkey that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving Dinner. And get ready for a standing ovation from family and friends as that perfectly cooked turkey its way from the smoker to the center of the table.

Deep Fried Turkey

It’s been said that once you’ve tried a Deep-fried turkey, you can never go back to the traditional oven-roasted turkey, and we must admit we agree with the sentiment. It’s the juiciest, most flavorful, crispy-on the-outside, turkey you will ever try. Frying your thanksgiving turkey not only frees up the oven for other dishes, it also significantly lowers the cook time. With a 15-pound turkey only taking 45 minutes in a fryer as opposed to three hours in the oven. The result is a moist, flavorful, and beautifully browned turkey that the whole family will enjoy.

Here at Royal Home Improvement we wanted to take a moment to share some of our favorite ways to prepare that Thanksgiving Day Turkey. Try one of these delicious options above and make your holiday bird something to remember. We hope that these tips were helpful and that one of these delicious options made its way to your table. And if you’ve been thinking about updating your home before the holidays, then give us a call at 1-800-414-4806. Call us today for a free quote on your home improvement needs.

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