When it comes to choosing between turkey and chicken, some people will opt for the latter as they think turkey is too dry.
If you’re one of those people then you might want to know that a food expert has revealed a simple hack for keeping turkey meat juicy while in the oven.
Food and Wine Culinary Director Justin Chapple claims that smothering a turkey in mayonnaise is the secret to cooking the perfect roast.
And he says that spreading the meat with the mayo doesn’t impact the taste of the bird – so all those who hate mayonnaise can try it too.
It’s really quick and easy to try this trick for yourself at home.
You might be thinking it sounds unusual, but, according to Chapple, it’s not.
“When you cover your turkey with mayonnaise, it bastes it during the roasting process, keeping the meat moist and tender,” he explains to the publication.
He goes on to say that while you can just spoon mayonnaise on the turkey straight from the jar, he prefers to make a chipotle version – though you could add your own flavourings.
In order to make his version, he mixes one tablespoon of chopped, fresh thyme with one cup (128g) of mayonnaise, the zest of a whole lemon, three grated garlic cloves and minced chipotle chiles.
Once all these items are combined he loosens the skin on the turkey breasts and thighs, so he is able to spread the mayonnaise on the top of it and under it.
He adds: “You want to put the mayo on the outside and inside of the turkey so it gets extra juicy.”
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