This tender and juicy oven roasted turkey gets a little heat thanks to a basting of spiced up, buttery buffalo hot sauce and is a refreshing deviation from the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.
The Best Turkey Recipe for Non-Traditionalists
After this bird shows up to the table, Thanksgiving may never be the same.
Most people who know me, know that I am not what most would consider a traditionalist. Strike that. I do have some traditionalist tendencies, so I guess I’d consider myself a progressively wavering traditionalist. I’m a little stuck in my ways but always open to trying something new.
Take Thanksgiving for example. It’s the ultimate traditional holiday. Back in the day the family always gathered ’round to reconnect for that one must-meet time of year. The kids watched the Macy’s Day parade. The women cooked. The men watched football. We all snuck swipes of whipped cream from the freshly made pumpkin pies. Then we joined hands, said thanks, and we ate. Then we said we were full. And then we ate again.
And then we put a whole wrench in the traditional monkeyworks and swapped out roles so that now the guys and gals cook together and the ladies are the first to fist pump the SF 49ers as they roll over those Seattle Seahawks in this year’s turkey day’s big game (fingers crossed!). And then we join hands and we say thanks. And we eat. And then we complain about how stuffed we are. And then we eat again.
Just another reason to celebrate tradition with a twist. Like this Buffalo sauce basted oven roasted turkey. Yep, that’s definitely bucking with tradition.