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6 Rules for Roasting a Gluten-Free Turkey

Follow these 6 crucial turkey tips to prepare the perfect gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner!

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When you're new to cooking gluten-free, high-pressure meals like Thanksgiving dinner are utterly daunting. If you can't use the flour-filled recipes of your grandmother, what's the point in celebrating at all!? Gluten Free & More wants you to cook your way through this holiday season - with neither fear nor anguish! Follow these rules to roasting turkey, and you're well on your way to serving the perfect gluten-free Thanksgiving meal.  

1. Thaw frozen turkey in refrigerator about 24 hours for every five pounds. For a quicker thaw, set the turkey in a large pan of cold water in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes per pound.

2. Remove giblets and neck from turkey cavity. Rinse the bird well with cold water and pat dry.

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3. To make giblet gravy, simmer giblets in broth or water. Include chopped carrots, onions, herbs and seasonings for extra flavor. Then add the broth and chopped giblets to your pan juices.

Check out all the different gluten-free gravy recipes Gluten Free & More has to offer by clicking here.

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4. Many cooks opt to bake dressing in a separate pan. If you decide to stuff your turkey, fill the cavity loosely, as dressing will expand.

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5. Take care when basting your turkey, as hot meat juices can splatter. For ease and safety, use a turkey baster.

6. Check for doneness with an instant-read meat thermometer, available at most grocery stores. Turkey is done when thigh meat reaches internal temperature of 180 degrees or breast reaches 170 degrees.

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