ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas and Tips

Updated on August 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation Tips

With this article I want to talk about and show tips concerning Thanksgiving turkeys, but since you can find an endless number of hints and tips to cook your turkey in the correct manner, let's focus more on how to set the turkey out on the platter before you start to cut it for a great presentation on the table. After all, have the fun of cooking a turkey is the final creation where everyone looks at your work of art and almost salivate at how good it looks.

In the Thanksgiving turkey photos below, we'll look at a bunch of turkeys that have been just finished being cooked, and the way they were presented before they were carved up.

Some of these look so good that it made me want to go cook a turkey right away in order to satisfy that Thanksgiving turkey craving that suddenly came over me.

So I must warn you before you go any further, prepare for dangerous hunger and taste bud pangs as you go ahead, as the culinary photos will definitely generate some uncontrollable urges to get your Thanksgiving bird going.

Enjoy the many ideas presented in the Thanksgiving turkey photos below.

Turkey Wrapped in Bacon

Talk about a unique Thanksgiving turkey presentation from the first photo. This one is wrapped in bacon, and is not only unique looking, but would obviously have a unique flavor. This is the first one I've seen like this, and is pretty cool.

While I personally may not want an entire turkey cooked in bacon, I think maybe wrapping a leg to try it out before committing fully would be a great idea.

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Rich Red Glazed Turkey

Already I'm getting in the mood for turkey looking at these first two turkeys. Below that deep, rich red glaze looks outstanding, and I bet tastes fantastic too. What is it? It's a glaze made from mango. It would surely add a touch of sweetness to the flavor of the meat.

Deep Red Glazed Turkey

Turkey Platter with a Lot of Color

This is a fantastic turkey platter if you really like a lot of color, as this person did. I don't think I've seen such a strong amount and variety of colors that really make it all stand out. Great turkey presentation.

The only problem to me is the color was done so well around the turkey, that it makes the turkey look somewhat plain. Think of what that color would have looked like around the deep red turkey above.

I also think stuffing some of the fruit between the leg and body of the turkey would have worked well, as would maybe placing it higher up on the turkey so the color and the turkey weren't delineated so much.

Colorful Turkey Platter

Gorgeous Thanksgiving Turkey Platters

The next several turkey platters I'll let speak for themselves by just looking at them and seeing how people put them together. These are what most people would do with their turkey presentations, and so offer turkey tips and ideas through example.

With the exception of one turkey, all of them include that delicious golden brown look which makes one salivate when seeing them.

But these photos are more than just about the turkey, but rather to generate ideas on how you may want to put together a platter while using fruits, vegetables and dressing to complement the turkey.

Also notice how leaves were used in a variety of circumstances to create an unusual and compelling look to the turkey platter.

Golden Brown Turkey Platter

Turkey Platter with Dressing and Brussel Sprouts

Turkey Platter with Candles Surrounding it

Turkey Platter is Sprigs and Fruit

Turkey Platter with Lettuce, Fruit and Dressing

Great Turkey Tips and Ideas for Platters

Weren't those turkey Thanksgiving platters all great? You have everything from the first three, which were very unique, and in some cases loud, to the last five photos of turkey platters which while all different, being very subtle and nice to look at.

You can see how you can take some fruits, vegetables, lettuce, dressing and leaves to create an awesome work of turkey platter art to make everyone want to take a bite out of the turkey even more than normal.

Whatever your tastes, these images should give you some good ideas and tips to create and take photos of your Thanksgiving turkey platter masterpiece before it is permanently destroyed. Remember your camera!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)