How to make a turkey dinner at home in less than three hours
You may think it would be a challenge to cook a turkey at home, but it’s not.
It’s much easier than you think.
All you need are two pans and a cast iron skillet.
All it takes is a few minutes of prep work and you’re ready to go.
Here are our tips to get you started.
Get a grill and pan of nonstick cooking spray and set it up on a baking sheet.
Put your turkey into the grill and grill it for about three minutes on each side.
Remove from the grill.
Cook your turkey on all sides.
Then, put it back into the oven, set the timer, and grill for another 30 to 40 minutes on the lowest setting.
If you want a thicker or darker meat, cook for two minutes longer on the highest setting.
(That way you’ll be able to tell when you’re done.)
This will help to caramelize your turkey as it cooks, which is important when it comes to braising.
Add the garlic and onions to the grill pan and roast for about five minutes on high.
When you get to the last 10 minutes of cooking, remove the turkey from the pan and add it to a large roasting pot, add some water, and cover with a lid.
Put the lid on the pot, and add about five to seven cups of water to bring it to your desired temperature.
You’ll be cooking the turkey for about 20 minutes.
While you’re waiting, make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
If it’s browned, you can continue to cook it until it’s soft enough to handle.
Once the turkey is cooked, turn it over on a rack and add more water if necessary.
If the chicken doesn’t look like it wants to be broiled, just remove it from the pot and return it to the burner.
Cook the turkey in the oven for 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.
The turkey should be tender and golden.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate and reheat.
This recipe is featured in the cookbook “Eating for Dinner.”