Loni's California Kitchen

Thanksgiving Recipe: Clay Pot Turkey

For those who search for the ultimate juicy, tender turkey, I most respectfully suggest: put away your traditional roasters and basting brushes, because when it comes to ensuring a moist bird, the clay pot reigns supreme.

For those who search for the ultimate juicy, tender turkey, I most respectfully suggest: put away your traditional roasters and basting brushes, because when it comes to ensuring a moist bird, the clay pot reigns supreme.

One of my all time favorite recipes appears to also me a favorite among our readers here on Stark Insider. There’s probably good reason why this Clay Pot Turkley recipe has stood the test of time: it’s incredibly delicious. Also, many tell me it’s surprisingly easy to make. In fact, when I re-visited the recipe, I realized that I had explained how to achieve Thanksgiving magic in only 7 steps.

While I can’t guarantee the quality of your company (you’re on your own!) I can hopefully increased the odds of the quality of the dining experience on this special occasion.

I don’t like single-purpose kitchen equipment so you’ll never find an ice cream maker or a waffle maker in my kitchen. However, one exception I make to this rule is my Clay Pot which sits quietly on a top shelf in one of my cabinets and only makes an appearance once a year, in time for Thanksgiving.

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For those who search for the ultimate juicy, tender turkey, put away your traditional roasters and basting brushes, because when it comes to ensuring a moist bird, the clay pot reigns supreme.

Here’s the 7-step summary:

Step 1: Defrost and Prep

Step 2: Soak the Clay Pot

Step 3: To Stuff or Not to Stuff

Step 4: Placement of Turkey in Clay Pot

Step 5: Sending your Turkey Off into Oven

Step 6: The Ultimate Gravy

Step 7: Enjoy the Ultimate Clay Pot Turkey

That last step probably doesn’t need a whole lot of explanation. I do, however, give tips on roasting times, stuffing, and also information on the clay pot itself – obviously a critical part of this whole shindig.

Click through to read my entire Clay Pot Recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Loni Stark
Loni Stark is a self-professed foodie, adventure travel seeker and passionate about technology’s impact on business and creativity. She's also the host of Stark Insider TV. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite. As director, product and industry marketing at Adobe, Loni oversees global product positioning, and go-to-market strategy and operations for Adobe’s web experience management business. Loni's story...