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7 Creative Ways To Cook A Turkey

A Thanksgiving Delicacy

Each year you might prepare your turkey the same way you always have, which is likely the same way your mother and her mother prepared their turkeys for their own Thanksgiving feasts. But maybe you want to try something completely different this coming Thanksgiving. Here are 7 creative ways to cook a turkey that may give your guests something to talk about.

#1 GRILL-ROASTED TURKEY ON THE BARBIE.

Put your turkey on the grill and keep the heat at a steady 350 degrees while covering your turkey. Monitor your coals and replenish as necessary. Rotate your turkey 180 degrees hourly to brown it evenly.

#2 CHILE-RUBBED TURKEY TO ADD SPICE TO HOLIDAY LIFE.

Cook guajillo and ancho chiles, minus the seeds, in a skillet until they puff and toast to perfection. Once you have let the turkey marinate in your brine recipe, rub the chile paste just under the skin before putting it in the oven to roast.

#3 BEER-PLIED TURKEY.

Also known as beer-can turkey, place an open can of beer inside your turkey to yield a deliciously mouth-watering turkey. Try garlic powder, mustard powder, dried onion powder, paprika, garlic and cumin for your seasoning rub. HellaWella recommends Foster’s or Heineken to moisten and add flavor to your bird.

#4 PUMPKIN-GLAZED TURKEY LEGS.

Blend up a delightful pumpkin glaze to sweeten the legs for some variety, regardless of how you cook the rest of your turkey. Use some pumpkin purée, apple cider, maple syrup and a few other key ingredients to add a little desert into your main course.

#5 HERB-ROASTED TURKEY.

Intoxicatingly aromatic, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon zest and butter make up this simple sensation.

#6 MISO-RUBBED TURKEY.

Moisten your turkey by rubbing miso under the skin. You won’t add any palate-shocking flavors with this rub, and it will also help thicken your gravy.

#7 WHEN ONE FOWL ISN’T ENOUGH, GO FOR THE TURDUCKEN.

Go ahead and make the Russian nesting doll dish of the Thanksgiving world with a chicken inside of a duck inside of a deboned turkey.

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