Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Paula Deen Share Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching and all chefs are busy sharing their simple yet mouth-watering recipes for the special day. Gordan Ramsay shared a snap of an appetizing bright colored pumpkin soup with spiced pecans on Instagram. He insists his fans to join him live on Facebook where he will give the demo of the recipe.

The internationally renowned sharp-tongued chef, Gordon Ramsay, is more than just a star of the small screen. He runs a chain of successful restaurants across the globe. The celebrity chef, Paula Deen, is also preparing hard for Thanksgiving and sharing delicious recipes. While you have to wait to get Ramsay’s recipes on Facebook, we got a hold of some of Deen’s recipes.

Simple Roast Turkey

Ingredients:

Two tablespoons of garlic, cut in half horizontally
Two teaspoons of kosher salt
One teaspoon freshly ground pepper
One and a half sticks of butter at room temperature
One and a half lbs of turkey, fresh or defrosted
One onion, quartered
Two tablespoons of chopped rosemary
One stalk of celery of chopped thyme
One carrot cut into chunks

Method:

Preheat the oven to 375°.
In a small bowl combine butter, parsley, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper
Tuck the wings under the bottom of the turkey placing the breast-side up in a roasting pan fitted with a v rack
Sprinkle the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper
Stuff it with onion, celery, carrot, and garlic
Apply the butter mixture all over the turkey
Roast for 18 minutes per pound (check by inserting a thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh; it must show 165° and the juices must run clear)
Cover the turkey loosely with foil and rest for 20 minutes before carving

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Deep-Fried Turkey

Ingredients:

Two tablespoons of kosher salt
Two tablespoons of dried rosemary
One teaspoon of dried sage
Two and a half tablespoons of Paula Deen House Seasoning
Three gallons of peanut oil
Half teaspoon of garlic powder
One 13-lb turkey (roughly)
Two tablespoons of freshly ground black pepper
Two tablespoons of dried thyme

Recipe:

Prepare the dry rub with kosher salt, dried thyme, dried rosemary, half teaspoon ouse seasoning, freshly ground black pepper, dried sage, and garlic powder
Leave the turkey overnight in the refrigerator for air drying
Rub the turkey with house seasoning and dry rub; allow the bird to sit until it reaches room temperature.
Add oil to a turkey fryer or a large stockpot and heat up to 350°; fully submerge the turkey in the hot oil and fry for three to five minutes per pound
Remove turkey from oil and drain on paper towels
Serve hot with sides

Southern Cornbread

Ingredients:

One cup of self-rising cornmeal
Half cup of self-rising flour
Three fourths cup of buttermilk
Two eggs
Two tablespoons of vegetable oil

Recipe:

Preheat oven to 350°
Combine the cornmeal, flour, buttermilk, eggs, and oil in a bowl; pour the batter into a greased shallow baking dish
Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes
Let it cool and serve

 


Sources:

Deen, P.,”SIMPLE ROAST TURKEY, “ Paula Deen web site; http://www.pauladeen.com/simple-roast-turkey, last accessed Nov 17, 2016.