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Roasted Turkey in Parchment Paper

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Mr. Rasa Malaysia and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving in the Midwest, when we were attending our graduate school. We had a pot luck; it was our very first Thanksgiving meal of roasted Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and rolls. Unfortunately, the store-bought roasted turkey was dry, tough, and chewy, and I have always wanted a great roasted turkey recipe that delivers tender and juicy meat.

Everyone wants an easy and perfect Thanksgiving roasted turkey recipe but it’s not easy to reinvent roasted turkey every year. This year, I am going to share a tried and tested roasted turkey recipe from Martha Stewart Living November issue. The parchment bag turkey caught my attention because the bird looks absolutely moist, tender, juicy, and delicious. When the bird is wrapped with parchment paper, it creates a cozy steam in the packet. This ensures super moist meat throughout. To brown the turkey skin until crackling-crisp, all you have to do is rip the parchment paper open and expose the turkey and let the oven does its job of roasting it. It’s so easy!

Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey

If you are still planning your Turkey Day menu, I urge you to try out this roasted turkey in parchment paper recipe on the November issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine, one of my go-to food magazines. You can also check out the recipeĀ here. I have also shared the popover recipe to go with your roasted turkey. Try the recipes and I am sure your family will be pleased.

16 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. CAROLE

    LOVE THE RECIPE, BUT YEARS AGO I MADE SAME THING IN A PAPER BAG, BUT GOT NO DRIPPINGS FOR GRAVY. AFTER YOU TAKE PARCHMENT OFF DO YOU GET DRIPPINGS?

    LOVE YOUR RECIPES.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP.

  2. FoodJunkie

    Sounds good and nice variation from ordinary roasting. For a moist turkey every time brine it before hand. Just don’t brine a prebasted turkey (like Butterball) or a kosher turkey, they are injected with salt and the brining will make it too salty.

  3. Cassidy

    I want to do this recipe but my turkey is 22 lbs. Can I still use the parchment? How long would I roast it with this size?

  4. Jeanne

    Question- we have a small turkey, it’s only 8 1/2 pounds. What is our cooking time for this size bird using this parchment paper method? Thanks!,

  5. Carol

    Regarding the time to roast the 8 1/2 pound turkey. You say to reduce the roasting time “a little bit”. What is a little bit?? I, too, have a 8 1/2 pound turkey. Could you please be more specific?
    Thank you.

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