Turkey may be a traditional holiday delicacy, but it’s always a beautiful dinner table centerpiece, regardless of the season or occasion. If you want to bring out the best flavors while keeping the meat tender and juicy, basting a turkey is the way to go.
Basting is a culinary technique that moistens the surface of your turkey with a variety of savory hot liquids, including butter, stock or drippings from the turkey’s own juices during cooking. Basting opens the door to a world of flavors, especially once you include your favorite herbs and spices. Read on for a turkey basting recipe, and learn how to baste a turkey, what to baste a turkey with and how often you should baste your next bird.