Penny Kahn has been cooking her holiday turkey in the microwave for 30 years!
Penny said she started the tradition after seeing it done on a cable TV show in the 80s. The segment was on a book called “Microwaves Are For Cooking,” and she remembers thinking, “hey I can do that!”
Penny gave the recipe a try, and has done it ever since. She said the turkey is always juicy, moist and flavorful — and is a big hit with all her guests.
Now you give it a try! Follow the microwave turkey recipe below:
- 12 lb turkey
- 1/4 lb melted butter
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- Lawry seasoning garlic salt
- place turkey on microwave safe platter
- salt and season the cavity
- tie the wings to the body of the bird
- mix 1/4 lb of melted butter and 1/2 cup of soy sauce together — will use this mixture as baste
— Estimate the cooking time at seven minutes per pound.
—Cover the entire turkey with the butter and soy sauce mixture.
— Remove turkey from microwave every 20 minutes, and baste with its own juices
— Turn the bird over after half of the cooking time.
— The temperature should be about 170 degrees when done. Let turkey stand 15-25 minutes before carving.
Note: To insure thorough cooking, be certain turkey is completely defrosted before cooking.