Thanksgiving is around the corner. Since i moved in from an asian country, everything is all new to me. But from what i hear and see on social media, its all about family gathering together and having a thanksgiving dinner. And the star of the night ofcourse is the turkey! I honestly don’t know why does canadians/americans celebrate thanks giving. I don’t even know what’s the concept behind this celebration. So i tried to google it before making this blog. According to what ive read, it was on January 31,1957 that the Parliament of Canda declared a day for thanksgiving to Almighty God for bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed and to be observed on the second monday of October. Today, this holiday is celebrated in both religious and secular manner. Well, so much about the history, let me share you my first time and very own recipe for turkey giving.
I bought a huge turkey at the store same day as the thanksgiving. I thought it would be more practical since it gets more cheaper when you buy something fo that holiday like flowers for valentines day or christmas decoration for Christmas day. Yes, it was cheaper but i did not thought that ooh yea i have to defrost this huge pack of turkey. So what i did was i went to the market early in the morning and started tondefrost it. I started to cook later that day and i think it went well.
1) Turkey (the weight and size depends on you, we are only three in the family but we ought to share to friends and other relatives so we bought a huge one)
3) 2 medium sized carrots
4) Celery sticks
5) 2 medium sized lemons
6) Olive oil
7) 1/2 bar of butter salted.
8) 3 tablespoon of Salt
10) Maple Syrup
13) Chicken Powder
1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees farenheit.
2. While waiting for the oven, rinse the turkey with warm water and scrub salt on it. Remove the insides of the turkey since you wont be needing it.
3. Scrub the turkey with chicken powder and salt. (cleansing)
4. Chop carrots, potatoes and celery. Add the rosemary and 1 piece of lemon sliced. Mix them in a bowl. Make sure you have enough chops for it to fit inside the turkey. Add pepper and salt for seasoning.
5. Get a little bit amount of that mixture and stuff it in between the turkey’s skin and its meat. Put the rest of the mixture inside the turkey.
6. Use toothpicks or yarn to tie and secure the turkey.
7. Brush the butter on the pan so it won’t stick.
8. Put the turkey on the pan and give it a rub of paprika and pepper. And then give it a bath of maple syrup but DO NOT put to much. You don’t want your turkey to taste like a pure maple syrup. And then top all the sides of turkey with paprika and pepper.
9. Cover it up with foil and oven it under 350 degrees for 3 hours.
10. Remove the foil after 3 hours and then put in on the microwave with the same temperature for another 1 hour.
11. Let it cool, add parsely and sliced lemons for garnish. Serve with your favorite wine and enjoy!
Here’s what I made for this thanksgiving 2015. For a newbie like me, it’s not that bad after all. Next year I’ll try to improve my turkey!
So, how was your thanksgiving dinner? Did you made your own recipe too? Tell me your thoughts 🙂