Maple-Glazed Thanksgiving Turkey
I highly recommend you make the effort to order an heirloom or heritage turkey to celebrate this Thanksgiving. Heritage turkeys—like the Bourbon Red, White Holland, Standard Bronze, Naragansett, and Jersey Buff—are a few steps removed from what the pilgrims enjoyed, but they are also many rungs up the flavor and sustainability ladder from the breast-heavy, over-bred birds offered up by conventional sources.
This method of preparing the year’s most traditional main dish is just simply the one! Because it's cooked low and slow, suspended over flavorful liquids, it yields a juicy, crisp, golden bird every time. Even first-timers can follow these simple instructions and look like a Thanksgiving maven. Serve this delicious turkey with Caramelized Pan Gravy.