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Tanya’s Tip of the Week: How To Keep Your Turkey Moist

  • Choose fresh over frozen- fresh will always come out tastier and juicier
  • Keep the skin on during cooking to maintain the moisture (remove before eating)
  • Brine your turkey (you can search methods on Google)
  • Cook the stuffing separately- avoid stuffing the cavity of the turkey as it will take the turkey longer to cook which results in drier meat
  • A thermometer is your friend and will help you make sure the turkey is fully cooked without overcooking it
  • Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the turkey after cooking
  • Skip the basting to avoid opening and closing the oven so that the temperature fluctuations don’t dry out the turkey