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Great Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey

1 15lb turkey
2 cups of kosher salt
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 sprigs or Rosemary
2 Springs of Thyme
3 Bay leaves
12 Red Potatoes Quartered
6 Garlic Cloves
1/4 cup of oregano minced
2 lemons halved
1/8 cup of Greek Seasoning


Rub the out side of the turkey with the kosher salt. Brine the turkey in a large stock pot, and cover with cold water add the bay leaves. Place in the refrigerator, and allow the turkey to soak in the salt and water mixture for a minimum of 12 hours we recommend 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly rinse the turkey.

Brush the turkey with olive oil. Place breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with the Thyme and Rosemary. Toss the potatoes, garlic cloves, oregano & Greek seasoning in a bowl with 1/4 cup of olive oil, add to roasting pan. Squeeze lemons over them.

Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F. Carefully turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time, and brush with the remaining olive oil. Remove when skin is crisp. Allow the bird to stand about 30 minutes before carving.


Country Mashed Potatoes

1 stick of unsalted butter
1 bag of red potatoes quartered
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/2 bag of sharp cheddar cheese shredded
whole milk as needed to thin
salt and pepper to taste

Put potatoes in a pot with a teaspoon of salt and bring to a rolling boil. Boil until soft.

Drain water and mash the potatoes. Add the stick of butter whip with a fork until butter is melted.

Add the cheese, whip until melted. Add the heavy whipping cream and stir until incorporated.

If the potatoes are too thick add the whole milk until they thin out. Salt and pepper to taste.


Oyster Stuffing

1 pound of white sliced loaf bread
3/4 cup of butter
1 onion chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped
2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning
1 cup of chick broth
2 cans of smoked oysters

Air dry bread for 1.5 hours, then cut into 1 inch cubes.

In large pan melt butter, cook onion and celery until clear. Add poultry seasoning, oysters, salt and pepper. Stir in bread mix until coated well. Add broth in small amounts until mixture is correct, mix well.

Bake at 350 until moist, watch carefully as not to let it dry out. (30 min)