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Elevate Your Holiday Feast with Chef Cam's Pro Tips and AJ's Wine Recommendations


I received these great tips from The Sipp and just had to share them with you all! Looking to host the perfect holiday dinner? They’ve got you covered with insights from Chef Cam and AJ, renowned experts from The Sipp🌟

🦃 Chef Cam's Turkey Tips:

- How Much Meat Per Person? Strike the right balance at 1 ½ pounds per person or tailor to your family's preference.

- Thawing Time? Learn Chef Cam's method – 8 hours in cold water for a 16lb turkey.

- Dry or Wet Brine? Chef Cam's choice: Wet brine with a flavorful dry rub.

- Cooking Duration? Unstuffed: 13 min/pound, Stuffed: 15 min/pound. Get that perfect roast!

- Temperature and Resting? Cook between 360 and 325 degrees, rest for 15-20 minutes.

🍗 Cam's Favorite Recipe/Method:

- A tantalizing wet brine, butter rub, and a unique stuffing technique.

- Oven temperature nuances for succulent results.

- Resting covered for the ultimate flavor infusion.

🍷 AJ’s Wine Tips:

- Best Budget-Friendly Wines: Clos du Bois Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, La Crema Monterey Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir – quality at unbeatable prices!

🍹 Batch Cocktails & Milk Punch Recipe:

- AJ's go-to: Evan Williams black label bourbon for the classic Milk Punch.

- A delightful mix of bourbon, spiced rum, sugar, vanilla extract, and whole milk over ice. Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon!

🍽️ Wine Pairing Suggestions:

- *Turkey:* Chandon Brut – bubbles that complement your turkey perfectly!

- *Ham:* Krutz Magnolia Pinot Noir – a light red for your festive ham.

- *Beef:* 1000 Stories Zinfandel – a bourbon barrel-aged Zin to enhance your beef dish.

- *Pork:* Campo Viejo Tempranillo – a Spanish red with just the right body for pork.

- *Veggie:* Pascal Jolivet Sancerre – a French varietal with excellent acidity for your vegetarian delights.

This exclusive holiday guide combines culinary finesse and expert wine pairings to elevate your festive season! Chef Cam and AJ share their secrets for a memorable holiday feast, making it a must-feature for anyone looking to impress their guests.