Hosting the holiday dinner for the first time? Turkey is the the pièce de résistance. Roasting the turkey is a daunting task for any chef, and more stressful when it’s your first. This guide to roasting your first turkey tells you everything you need to know to create your holiday dinner masterpiece.
How much turkey do I need?
The Golden Rule of turkey portioning is 1 pound per person. But of course you want leftovers – or some to send home with your guests – so buying a turkey that is roughly 2 lbs per person is ideal.
How do I defrost a turkey?