thanksgiving and christmas turkey

Whole turkey can be cooked in 4 different ways,1---charcoal rotesserie  2---electric rotesserie  3---- deep frying  and conventional oven. The choice is all yours, i will start with the conventional way because most people still use this method.



  • 1 12-15 lbs turkey
  • 1 table spoon baking powder
  • 2 table spoon salt
  • 10 head scallion
  • 1 head garlic ( PEELED)
  • 1 pack fresh tyme
  • 2 stalk celery
  • 1 teaspoopn blackpepper


  • Wash and clean turkey, cut breast skin from bottom to top on both sides
  • Carefully peel skin all the way to the neck
  • On both sides make thin slices on the breast
  • Apply baking soda to the slices rubbing in between each slice
  • add 1 tablespoon all over turkey under its skin where possible
  • Pull skin to orininal position, place turkey in a large container and refridgerate overnight
  • Remove turkey and wash throughly to remove baking soda taste
  • Place turkey on a cutting board and rub with black pepper
  • Blend scallion, tyme, garlic  , celery and remaining salt
  • rub blebded ingredients all under turkey skin whetr possible making sure that some is rub into the slices
  • Wrap turkey in foil and plaqce in fridge for 1 day at least
  • pre heat oven to 450 degrees
  • place turkey on a baking rack on a pan and bake at 450 for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees
  • When breast is 165 and legs is 170 remove bird
  • let sit for 30 minutes 



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