This holiday season make that picture-perfect turkey. Now, for as long as I can remember, I thought it was not at all possible to make a "picture-perfect turkey". I resolved myself to deep-frying and sometimes smoking a turkey because, when I baked one it was either too dry, too light (not cooked all the way), or too dark in color.

Get our free mobile app

My question is, can I make an oven-roasted turkey moist and a beautiful golden color that I only see in all the movies or pictures? I want a picture-perfect turkey or is that the reason it's called a "picture-perfect turkey" because you only see it in the movies, on television commercials, or in magazine pictures?

The Real Secret To No More Dry Gobblers

My search began a while back and I kept running into this video that's only two and a half minutes short. I mean, seriously what can I learn from a two-and-a-half-minute video? Certainly not "how to make the best turkey ever", right?

Wow, was I ever in for a surprise, first off I learned how to put my turkey in after my prep work, "breast side down" which is a first in my limited culinary arts experience.

Now, why would I ever cook my turkey breast side down? This one got me, then it hit me like a ton of bricks, for moisture, wow no more dry turkey. Then I learned to foil the stuffing, really?

This short little video helped me make my first perfect turkey. Although I made a few mistakes along the way, like not having a rack below the turkey to assist me in lifting the bird. I've now mastered the art of, "making the best-roasted turkey ever."

After you've mastered the "picture-perfect turkey" it's on to carving the picture-perfect bird and here's another video to help. I hope this has been a help because it sure has been an eye-opening experience for me.

If you have any "perfect turkey-making" secrets and or pictures, please feel free to share them below.

How To Carve A Turkey The Right Way

KEEP READING: 3-ingredient recipes you can make right now