Thanksgiving Turkey

The turkey has become the most well-known thanksgiving symbol. Benjamin Franklin was in favor of making the turkey as the national bird over bald eagle. The turkey is a native bird of the northern Mexico and eastern United States. It was originally domesticated in Mexico, and brought to Europe in 16th century.  Since then, they have extensively been raised and their meat has become extremely popular.

There is no particular evidence to prove that turkey was served during the first thanksgiving, though the pilgrim’s governor Bradford mentioned “wild turkeys” in his book.  Another pilgrim in his letter to England, describes how the governor sent "four men out fowling" returning with turkeys, ducks and geese.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts

Balloon Turkeys
Colorful Turkey Caddy
New! Glowbird
Gourd Turkey Centerpiece
Paper-Bag Turkeys
Pinecone Turkeys
Spuds McTurkey
Terra-Cotta Turkey Planter
Tissue Paper Turkey
Turkey Breadbasket
Turkey Candelabra
Turkey Chair Covers
Turkey Hat
Turkey Napkin Holders
Turkey Napkin Rings
Turkey Nut Holder
Turkey Piñata
Turkey Place Cards
Turkey Place Markers
Turkey Puppet
Turkey Table Topper

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Thanksgiving Turkey Weight

 

Refrigerator Thanksgiving Turkey Thawing Time (40 degrees F.)
Thanksgiving Turkey Weight Days to Allow for Thawing Turkey
4 to 8 pounds 1 to 2 days
8 to 12 pounds 2 to 2.5 days
12 to 16 pounds 2.5 to 4 days
16 to 20 pounds 4 to 5 days
20 to 24pounds 5 to 6 days

 

COLD Water Turkey Thawing Time
Thanksgiving Turkey Weight Hours to Allow for Thawing Turkey
4 to 8 pounds 1 to 2 days
8 to 12 pounds 4 to 6 hours
12 to 16 pounds 6 to 8 hours
16 to 20 pounds 8 to 10 hours
20 to 24 pounds 10 to 12 hours

Approximate Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking Times:

Unstuffed Thanksgiving Turkey

4 to 8 pounds.............1-1/2 to 3-1/4 hours
8 to 12 pounds................2-3/4 to 3 hours
12 to 14 pounds...............3 to 3-3/4 hours
14 to 18 pounds...............3-3/4 to 4-1/4 hours
18 to 20 pounds...............4-1/4 to 4-1/2 hours
20 to 24 pounds...............4-1/2 to 5 hours

Stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey

8 to 12 pounds................3 to 3-1/2 hours
12 to 14 pounds...............3-1/2 to 4 hours
14 to 18 pounds...............4 to 4-1/4 hours
18 to 20 pounds...............4-1/4 to 4-3/4 hours
20 to 24 pounds...............4-3/4 to 5-1/4 hours

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List of Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Achiote Butter-Basted Turkey with Ancho Chili Gravy
Apple Rosemary Roasted Turkey
Apple-Sage Roasted Turkey
Apricot and Bread Stuffed Roast Turkey
Apricot-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Onion and Shallot Gravy
Apple Brined and Hickory Smoked Turkey
Apricot Turkey
Barbecued Turkey with Maple Mustard Glaze
Bardstown Holiday Turkey
BBQ Turkey with Maple Mustard Glaze
Blast Furnace Roast Turkey
Bobby Flay's Roasted Turkey
Brine-Roasted Turkey
Brined and Roasted Turkey
Brown Sugar Brine Smoked Turkey
Cajun Deep Fried Turkey
Cherry-Pecan Stuffed Turkey
Chili Orange Glaze for Oven Roasted Turkey
Chinese Szechwan Honey-Roasted Turkey
Cider Basted Turkey with Roasted Apple Gravy
Classic Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Cranberry-Glazed Whole Smoked Turkey
Crispy Citrus Turkey
Cuban Thanksgiving Turkey
Deep-Fried Texas-Style Turkey
Deep Fried Turkey
Drunken Turkey
Emeril's Fried Turkey
Garlic and Herb-Roasted Turkey
Ginger and Rosemary Fried Turkey
Ginger Peach Glazed Turkey
Glazed Turkey with Sweet Potato Dressing
Grand Marnier Turkey
Grilled Honey Bourbon Turkey
Grilled Whole Turkey
Herb Crusted Turkey
Herb Roasted Turkey with Citrus Glaze
Herb Roasted Turkey on Vegetables
Herbed Turkey Roll
Hickory-Smoked Bourbon Turkey
Hickory Smoked Bourbon Turkey
Holiday Turkey with Chilaca Chiles Recado
Holiday Turkey with Michigan Maple Glaze and Cranberry Bourbon Relish
Honey-Basted Roast Turkey
Honey-Basted Roast Turkey and Giblet Gravy
Honey Spice Glaze for Turkey
India Spice-Rubbed Turkey with Basmati Rice and a Salad
Machine Shed Restaurant Turkey
Maple Marinated Roast Turkey
Maple Roasted Turkey & Gravy
Maple Turkey-n-Gravy
Mesquite Grilled Cajun Turkey
Orange Chili Roasted Turkey
Orange Glazed Turkey
Orange Honey Ginger Turkey
Orange-Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast
Perfect Roast Turkey
Pineapple Roast Turkey
Roast Turkey Upside Down
Roast Turkey With Apple-Cider Glaze
Roast Turkey with Bacon and Chestnut Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Bourbon Peach Glaze
Roast Turkey with Chestnut Herbed Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Cranberry Walnut Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Hazelnut Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Herbal Rub
Roast Turkey with Maple Glaze, Apples and Ginger Butter
Roast Turkey With Maple-Butter Glaze
Roast Turkey with Orange Oregano Butter
Roast Turkey with Pecan Corn-Bread Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Rosemary-Orange Butter
Roast Turkey with Sage Butter
Roasted Bourbon and Mustard Glazed Turkey
Roasted Turkey with Bacon-Cider Gravy
Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Fruit Dressing
Rosemary-Scented Turkey with Porcini Gravy
Simple Roast Turkey
Smoked Lemon Turkey
Southern Roast Turkey
Spicy Roast Turkey
Super-Moist Roast Turkey
Traditional Holiday Roasted Turkey
Traditional Stuffed Turkey
Turducken
Turkey Poached with Vegetables
Turkey with Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing
Turkey With Cranberry-Sausage Stuffing
Turkey With Garlic Chili Pepper Stuffing
Turkey with Honey and Ginger Glaze
Turkey With Maple Glaze, Pears and Bourbon
Turkey With Puerto Rican Flavors
Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing
Turkey with Southwestern Cornbread Dressing
Turkey with Squash Dressing
Whole Smoked Turkey
Wine Country Roast Turkey

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