The Joy of Turkey Roasting

  • Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I plan on a fairly larger family celebration with a nice bird as the centerpiece. My son and I have already begun to talk about our turkey cooking strategy. The first thing is to create a great brine and place the turkey in it for at least 24 hours. Following the brine, the turkey will be left to dry prior to being seasoned and cold smoked. The last stage will be to roast the turkey in the oven, likely stuffed with wild rice. This should turn out to be quite the masterpiece [it helps when your son is a chef]. My only trepidation is that the turkey will be so good that I will eat beyond my bursting point. Yes, I think I will break out my flexi-waist track suit for Thanksgiving.