There are several tips and tricks for preparing the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Here are some of them: – Always use unsalted butter on the bird! – Add fresh herbs to the skin to give it a beautiful color and flavor, and lemon juice adds a delicate citrus flavor. – Place onions and garlic inside the cavity, allowing the flavors to infuse into the meat. Use standard black pepper and table salt.
Take the giblets out from the turkey and wash them inside and out. Remove any excess fats and pinfeathers outside but pat dry.