Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, cooking a turkey can be overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be. There are several common mistakes that people make when it comes to making a holiday turkey from the prep to the cooking and even serving. Yahoo Canada spoke with Tom Fillipou, executive chef for President’s Choice to learn about some common turkey-cooking mistakes you should avoid this holiday season and what things you should be doing so that your feast goes off without a hitch.
The festive season is in full swing and for those in charge of serving up the highly-anticipated Christmas dinner, it can prove a last-minute headache.With an extensive shopping list, the in-laws set to trial the turkey and a miniature oven in your flat – there’s nothing more intimidating than feeding the family.But panic not, as we’ve rounded up the failsafe ways to tackle the big day this year.From freezing the turkey in advance (shock, horror) to chef-recommended ways of serving up sprouts this season, look no further for the ultimate Christmas dinner cheat sheet.You’re welcome.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 14 unexpected health benefits of mulled wineThe Christmas foods you’re cooking all wrongHow many calories is too much on Christmas Day?
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Not sure how long you can safely keep the Thanksgiving bird in the fridge? Registered dietitian Leslie Beck tells the Globe and Mail that most leftovers can be stored safely in the fridge for three to four days — as long as they’re stored properly. How long can you keep nomming those delicious leftovers? Bacteria flourishes within the temperature range of 4°C to 60°C, so Beck recommends storing leftovers in the fridge in airtight containers or packaging them within two hours of taking the food out of the oven.
By Gilean Watts With its massive size, intimidating giblets and critical role in your festive spread, cooking your turkey can seem daunting – if not impossible – for even seasoned cooks. President’s Choice Executive Chef Tom Filippou has cooked more than a few birds in his lifetime, and he’s offering up his top tips for selecting and cooking the perfect holiday turkey. Filippou recommends rubbing butter under the skin of your turkey so it gradually melts into the bird, keeping the meat moist and adding a rich flavour. Rather than reaching for the biggest pan you can find, Filippou suggests cooking your turkey in a pan that fits the bird snugly.
By Caitlin McCormack Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, cooking a turkey can be overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be. There are several common mistakes that people make when it comes to making a holiday turkey from the prep to the cooking and even serving. Yahoo Canada spoke with Tom Fillipou, executive chef for President’s Choice to learn about some common turkey-cooking mistakes you should avoid this holiday season and what things you should be doing so that your feast goes off without a hitch. Starting off with high heat Fillipou says that one of the biggest mistakes people make when roasting a turkey is starting the bird off at a very high heat in order to get a golden colour on their turkey.