Make a delicious glaze with all the flavors of Sangria, wine, fruit and brandy to make your turkey deliciously, moist and flavorful. It is is a healthy and low calorie way to enjoy Thanksgiving.
Let’s talk turkey, Sangria Glazed Turkey. Sometimes I think to perfectly cook a turkey, you need a wing and prayer. There are so many pitfalls. How many of you have cooked the turkey without removing the bag of giblets? Why do they even put the giblets inside? Can’t they put it on the side? I hate shoving my hand inside the turkey to pull them out. Yuck! Then you try to was the turkey and get it onto a cutting board but it’s slippery. You can feel it slip sliding away as you try not to drop it.
To get really great crispy skin, you need to separate the skin from the meat without ripping it. Isn’t that the weirdest sensation? It feels totally creepy. Have you been to a Halloween party where you had to feel gooey, gross stuff and guess what it was? This would be perfect. After you get the turkey prepped, you have to move the monmouth beast into the roasting pan. Depending on the size of your turkey, this can take some serious muscle. Then you have to figure out where the temperature probe goes. Unless you are an anatomical expert in birds, take your best guess but don’t hit the bone.
So you are now ready to get your bird in the oven. Did you remember to preheat the oven? Hallelujah you did but whoops! You forgot to move the racks so the turkey would actually fit in the oven. Don’t touch the racks, they’re hot. Finally you manage to heave the turkey into the oven and close the door. Now pray that it cooks properly.
Yeah, you did it. Time to carve the turkey. Let’s hope it is not like the scene from “Christmas Vacation” with Chevy Chase. We don’t want to be chewing on bone and fur. I’m sure yours is cooked perfectly. It certainly looks crispy and golden. You remembered to let it sit so the juices would re-distribute back into the meat. You bring it to the table to oohs and aahs. Mission complete.
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Happy Healthy Eating,
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