Greensboro, NC - Cook your turkey to perfection. Chef Barry Moody joined us on the Good Morning Show to tell us how to get it done.
Here are some things to keep in mind while striving to cook your perfect bird this Thanksgiving Day.
Do not thaw your turkey at room temperature. Thaw it in your refrigerator.
Do not cook your turkey at a low temperature. Cook it at 350 degrees for about 2 and a half hours. The time may vary depending on how much your turkey weighs. Grab a thermometer and check the temperature. It should be 175 degrees inside.
Preheat your oven for at least 20 minutes.
Put water or stock in the bottom of your roasting pan to help retain the turkey's moisture.
If your turkey gets too dark on the outside before it's cooked thoroughly, cover it up with foil to prevent browning.
Do not let your turkey sit out at room temperature for more than two hours after it's cooked.
And don't cook the dressing inside the turkey. Cook it separately.
Don't get stressed out. Chef Barry says to have fun.