Chef and Innkeeper, The Inn at Langley,
PO BOX 835 400 First Street Whidby Island WA 98260 360/221-3033
Turkey Roasting Tips
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place turkey upside down in a roasting
pan using a V-Rack or put a cooling rack inside bottom of pan. Roasting
pan should have sides high enough to cover half of the bird. Season
the cavity with kosher salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes at 400
degrees F then reduce heat to 325 degrees F and cook 15 minutes per
lb. of meat. Set aside the last hour of cooking time to cook the bird
breast side up. Remove from oven when internal temperature is at 150
degrees F and let rest.
2. Resting your turkey is very important. Roasted turkey should rest
3 minutes per lb. of meat before slicing. This is so that the moisture
remains in the meat cavity.
3. Remember, your turkey continues to cook after you remove it from
the oven. It will raise another 5-10 degrees F during resting time.
We like a Pinot Noir or a Syrah to complement the turkey meal. Try
Domaine Serene Evanstad Reserve, a Pinot Noir from Oregon. Bedford
Thompson and Renwood, both vineyards from California, make a great