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5 Techniques for the Most Flavorsome Thanksgiving Turkey

Turkey day is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about how to fix your favorite festive bird. Approximately 46 million turkeys are eaten every year on Thanksgiving and with everyone preparing them according to their own tastes and traditions, there are plenty of unique ways to enjoy Turkey Tom!

Here are our 5 favorite techniques to guarantee a most flavorsome Thanksgiving turkey on your table.


  1. Cook your turkey over a bed of veggies.

Position your bird on a rack above an assortment of your favorite hearty vegetables (like celery, carrots, potatoes, or onions). Feel free to season your choices with a sprinkling of olive oil and some Massel Stock Powder for a punch of flavor that will mix beautifully with the juices from the meat.


  1. Marinate or use a brine.

The best way to bring moisture and flavor to your turkey is by using a marinade or a brine. These are very customizable and you can tailor them according to different tastes and dietary restrictions—apple cider, coffee, and beer are just a few base options.

Massel Concentrated Liquid Stock also makes an excellent base for a marinade. Plus It’s also gluten-free and vegan for those of you going the Tofurky route.


  1. Utilize those leftover juices.

The best way to reintroduce moisture to your turkey is to put back some that has already been lost. When carving the breast meat from the bird, let the pieces sit in juices after being cut, this guarantees that the white meat won’t be missing out on flavor or moisture. You can also reduce the juices down in a saucepan, add some of your favorite cooking wine and a bit of cornstarch and make your own scrumptious gravy.


  1. Trap in moisture where you can.

Rubbing the skin of the Turkey with butter and oil is always a safe bet, but going under the skin is even tastier. Put pats of butter, mixed with herbs, seasoning, or some Massel Stock Powder under the turkey’s skin for maximum flavor and locked-in moisture. Making a foil tent over your turkey while it rests for 10-15 minutes is also a great way to trap in moisture—just be sure to leave an avenue of ventilation, you don’t want to have a steamed turkey.


  1. Discover an alternative method of cooking.

Besides your trusty oven, there are several unconventional methods to getting a turkey cooked. Deep frying has recently become popular and can provide you with a deliciously crispy—and quick—turkey dinner. However, we do recommend doing this outside.

Or, you can take it a few steps further by propping your bird on a partially filled can of your favorite beer. This makes the turkey moist and flavorful, and also gives you an excuse to pick up some of your favorite brews.

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