Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

How to brine, roast and serve the perfect bird.

Soy-Sauce-and-Honey-Glazed Turkey (photo at right)

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

  • Moroccan-Spiced Turkey

    This supereasy turkey is flavored with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend. The pan juices, flavored by the citrus-spice mixture that bastes the bird as it roasts, double as a sauce.

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    Moroccan-Spiced Turkey
  • Apple Cider-Braised Turkey Drumsticks

    Braising drumsticks is as simple as roasting a whole bird and the gravy is equally delicious, but there’s no worry of over-cooking, plus you can prepare the dish ahead and serve it whenever you are ready.

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    Apple Cider-Braised Turkey Drumsticks
  • Slow-Smoked Turkey with Cane Syrup-Coffee Glaze

    If you have a grill with a lid and a bag of hickory chips you can smoke a turkey. Braising the bird first in a mix of coffee, vinegar and cane syrup results in marvelously complex flavors.

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    Slow-Smoked Turkey with Cane Syrup-Coffee Glaze
  • Massaman-Curry Turkey Osso Buco

    Chef Lulzim Rexhepi of New York City’s Kittichai cuts turkey legs crosswise before simmering them in a delightful Thai red-curry sauce.

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    Massaman-Curry Turkey Osso Buco
  • Pancetta-Wrapped Roasted Turkey

    After rubbing this turkey with a bold and delicious mix of chile powder, cumin, sugar and herbs, Texas chef Tim Love blankets it with slices of salty, fatty pancetta, resulting in a supermoist and savory bird.

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    Pancetta-Wrapped Roasted Turkey
  • Perfect Roast Turkey

    Note that you'll need to brine this turkey for 10 to 12 hours before roasting it. Don’t worry if a small portion of the turkey is not submerged in the brine.

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    Perfect Thanksgiving Roast Turkey
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Expert Tips for Thanksgiving Turkey

Thomas Keller’s Unconventional Thanksgiving Turkey RecipePlay Video
Thomas Keller Unconventional Roast Turkey Recipe
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Andrew Zimmern Secret to Perfect Roast Turkey
Michael Chiarello’s Pancetta-Wrapped Turkey Breast & Turkey Leg Osso BuccoPlay Video
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