6 Delicious Turkey Preparations for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Let’s talk turkey!

Canadians are getting ready to gather with friends and family to give thanks, and also to eat a whole bunch of delicious food.

Whether you’re new to preparing a Thanksgiving feast or a “seasoned” chef, we know it can be daunting. Fantastic, but daunting. So, we’ve curated 6 delicious ways to prepare a turkey so you can wow dinner guests and make new memories!

Please enjoy these 6 Delicious Turkey Preparations for your Thanksgiving Feast.


1. Brine, Baby, Brine

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Brining your turkey creates rich flavour, and also helps you get prep done the night before the big day. It’s a favourite around our houses, for sure. Here’s one recipe and method. We recommend adding a full clove of garlic and a ¼ cup of honey to add even more depth of flavour.

2. Deep Fried Turkey

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This turkey preparation was all the rage for a while there, and we can really see why. Deep frying the turkey gives it a delicious taste and texture, and the crispy skin is a heavenly treat.

Caution: deep frying a turkey is a potentially dangerous activity, so follow these safety precautions to the letter. Safety first!

3. Slow-Grilled Turkey

Image via David Malosh

Did you know you can grill a turkey? Neither did we. #LifeGoals.

If you have the right kind of kettle grill, the deliciously deep smoky flavour might well be worth your effort. Check out the whole recipe and method here.

4. Classic Roast Turkey Preparation

Hamptons-chic domestic guru, Ina Garten, has a classic recipe for roast turkey that uses thyme, lemon, onion, and garlic to add fresh flavour to your bird. Find the recipe here – it’s a great place to start for those who are new to Thanksgiving chef-ery.

It’s as simple as it is delicious!

5. Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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Three minutes of prep and a day of slow cooking make this recipe an easy choice for busy people (or those who would rather spend their fall day outdoors instead of hovering around a hot stove).

The low and slow preparation delivers fantastic flavour, and the gravy that comes out of the pot is also superb. This one is a brine must-try, at Thanksgiving and beyond! Hot turkey sandwiches in March? Yes please!

6. Caribbean Turkey with Spicy Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing

Image from Jamie Oliver

Recipes for turkey with out-there ingredients can be found all over the internet. If you are feeling adventurous, give some of these a try! Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Caribbean Turkey with Spicy Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing is sure to wow your dinner guests.


How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Are you planning on hosting a feast? Which is your favourite way to prepare your bird?

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