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Is the green button on this frozen young turkey breast to be removed before being cooked in a slow cooker?

Is the green button on this frozen young turkey breast a thermometer? should it be removed before being cooked in a slow cooker? How can I remove it? Thanks
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Turkey crown cooked to temperature but pink juices after resting [duplicate]

I cooked a boneless 1.8kg Turkey crown at 170C (340F) fan for 90 minutes with foil on top to protect the skin from burning. I removed the foil and cooked uncovered for another 30 minutes, this brought ...
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Roast Turkey - rinse or not? [duplicate]

I usually use the roasting bag for the turkey. I always rinse & pat dry before baking, but I read a recipe in a grocery store magazine that said not to rinse it; just pat it dry. Seems to go ...
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Ensuring dry-brined turkey process is safe

I put my 22lb turkey in the fridge to start thawing last Tuesday in the evening. I took it out today and spatchcocked it and salted it all over with an herb/salt mixture and popped it back in the ...
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Is a toasty preserved ok during trip if in a backpack? [duplicate]

When making toasted bread with filling such as turkey slices etc (toasted as well) with avocado spread, is there any problem of having it in a backpack while on a trip and eating it after few hours? I ...
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Is it safe to smoke a 20lb turkey?

I just spatchcocked a 12 lb turkey, smoked it in temperature around 225-275 F (107-135 C) for about 3 hours. I did it in a kamado joe classic 3 with SloRoller. It came out amazing. Fully cooked, ...
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Ground Turkey "with natural flavoring"

I notice that Foster Farms brand ground turkey (in Calif, USA) is actually labeled "Ground Turkey with natural flavoring". I am curious what sort of "natural flavoring" Foster ...
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How to bake extra turkey legs along with a whole turkey?

I have bought 4 Turkey turkey legs that I would like to serve at the same time as the rest of the turkey. I am baking the turkey. At what point in time during the baking do I add the additional ...
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Thaw / Brine partially frozen turkey at the same time [duplicate]

I’ve found sites that say it’s ok to start a brine for a partially frozen turkey. My question is, when you thaw a turkey using the cold water method, they say to change the water every 30 minutes. If ...
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Open turkeys too soon

We opened our turkeys and put them in a bucket of ice water. I have not added herbs and salt yet, but there is a week before Thanksgiving. Will the turkeys be ruined if I add the brine now? Should I ...
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Deep frying a half turkey

I’ve successfully deep fried my Thanksgiving turkey for the last several years using a 30 qt pot and a poultry rack. This year, due to COVID, it’ll just be my household so we’ll need a lot less ...
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Recipes of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's Novel

There are some description of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's novel 'Candide', written in 1759 - presented them with several sorts of sherbet, which they had made themselves, with kaimak enriched with ...
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How long is it safe to eat left-out Lasagna [duplicate]

Last night I made a large portion of lasagna (ground turkey, cheese, spaghetti sauce). I wanted to let it cool down before placing it in the refrigerator, but I forgot to put it away last night. I ...
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How can I avoid my patties bulging in the middle?

When cooking beef or turkey patties on the skillet, I often end up with them bulging in the middle. See photo below. One patty is bulging like crazy, the other is more normal. This bulging results in ...
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Considerations for frying a Turkey in Arctic Weather

How does extreme cold (think wind chill of -40°F (-40°C) to maybe -80°F (-62°C) affect deep frying a turkey? Can it be done, and if so what do I need to keep in mind?
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Fresh turkey cooking for 2 hours but no juices appearing in pan why

I have been cooking a fresh 25lb turkey at 350 degrees for 2 hours so far and there are no juices in pan. What’s the reason and is that a problem? There is no stuffing in turkey and it is not in a ...
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How to cook a Turkey in the Microwave?

I wish to expedite the cooking process of my turkey this year. How do I cook a full 25 lb. turkey in the microwave? It must be edible - preferably delicious!
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Can a frozen turkey be "fresh"? [duplicate]

In the US, turkeys labelled "fresh" can't be held (by the retailer) below 26F. The idea, as I've understood it, is that fresh turkeys aren't supposed to be frozen. Well, one that I bought last year ...
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How long to cook at turkey for at low temperature in a convection oven?

For the past few years I have been cooking turkey using a low temperature method, using the Splendid Table recipe. In short: after a 45 minute blast at 450 F to kill the bacteria on the skin and in ...
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Stewing meat with vinegar or adding it after

Wild turkey legs are rather tough, and some hunters even throw them away, but I decided to give it a shot in a slow cooker set at the lowest setting for 8 hours, with vegetables. I definitely like ...
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Does wrapping turkey while resting make the skin soggy

I normally rest turkey (in 16 - 24 lb range) for 45 - 60 minutes, loosely tented in foil only. I'm looking at a number of suggestions for longer resting time*, but they usually refer to tenting the ...
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Turkey Dinners For A Group of 140 People

I am cooking turkey dinner for 140 people at our church. My meal consist of turkey, stuffing balls, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, noodles in gravy, and cole slaw. I am not sure of the ...
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Ground turkey raw in crockpot

I forgot to cook turkey first. How long should I cook ground turkey on high in crockpot? It’s one pound of ground turkey already defrosted in spaghetti sauce. It’s already in it. It’s the original ...
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Is it ok to Brine a turkey ahead of roasting time

I would like to brine my turkey on Tuesday. Take it out of the brine Wednesday, rinse it and keep it in the refrigerator until I roast it on Thursday. Is this ok?
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How much and what seasoning to should I use in a turkey brine?

Brining at its basic level is about opening the cell structure of the meat with salt and allowing osmotic action to take effect and allow the meat to become a bit juicier and bring a salty flavor to ...
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Is it too dangerous to smoke a stuffed turkey?

Sorry if this is a redundant question, but I'm finding conflicting advice about this: If I want to smoke an ~18 lb turkey, is there a great risk of it spending too much time in the temperature "danger ...
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For kosher thanksgiving roasted turkey, is oil a good substitute for butter for brushing the turkey?

For a kosher thanksgiving roasted turkey, is oil a good substitute for butter for brushing the turkey?
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What is the hole in this turkey?

Above the wing there is a hole. What kind of deformity is on this bird??
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Apple cider vinegar in roasting pan

I am smoking a turkey and don’t have broth to use in the base of the roasting pan. The turkey was brined over night. I was thinking of putting the turkey on a bed of celery and carrots with 3 cups of ...
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Traditional Easter Turkey

I was talking to my butcher today who told me that lamb is a fairly recent favourite at Easter and that turkey used to be traditional (in England) I spoke to my mum and she confirmed that her parents ...
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Baked Ground Turkey

I would like to cook 8 ounces of ground turkey in a Pyrex dish in the oven but have not tried this before and do not want to ruin the meat. So I thought I would ask for advice first. The catch is, I ...
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What are these dark areas in turkey meat?

I have some amount of prepackaged sliced turkey meat that otherwise smells and tastes good. Today though I noticed that a few slices have darker spots in them, like as shown in below photo. A vast ...
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Turkey took 2 hours longer in oven with no bottom element

Our Christmas turkey, which, according to weight, should have only taken 3 hours to cook, was in for almost 6 hours and still was not quite done at the bone. My oven is new, but does not have a ...
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Roast Turkey - How to get the meat to fall off the bones

Roughly, my procedure for roast turkey is: start with a frozen turkey a couple of days of partial thawing in the fridge soak in brine for 12-24 hours to complete thawing and get it more-or-less ...
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How does "Infra-red" frying work?

After many delightful meals at a friends home, made by "frying a turkey in an infrared fryer" I decided to get one for myself, specifically the "Big Easy" from CharBroil. Empirically I can see that ...
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Turkey Fry Smoking Oil

I am trying to deep fry a turkey for the first time. I let the oil get too hot and it was smoking very heavily for several minutes (10 minutes), but I was able to get the temp down where its not ...
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Christmas turkey help (mostly organization)

We are receiving the family at my parent's house for Christmas lunch at around 2pm; GF and I are doing all of the cooking. The turkey is fresh about 12lb. I think it should take about 4 hours and ...
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Best way to cook a two bird roast?

I've bought this for Christmas. It's a boneless turkey and duck rolled together with stuffing. What's going to be the best way to cook this? Seeing as it's boneless and therefore has no cavities, I'm ...
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Turkey broth cooking in a crockpot for two days

I've left turkey broth cooking on low in a crockpot for two days. Is it still safe to use for soup. Or should I just throw it out?
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What do I do if my turkey is done way too early?

From a user who posted as an answer elsewhere: I cooked the 22 pound turkey way to early. It's done at 10:30 and we aren't eating till 4:00. Right now I have it sitting in the roaster covered with ...
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Why should I put a whole onion in the turkey fryer?

Happy Thanksgiving! I am getting ready to fry a turkey and the instructions say that I should put a whole onion in with the turkey and oil. What would be the purpose of this? Thanks!
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How cold can a brining turkey get before freezing?

If I brine a turkey in a solution of 1/2 cup of salt per 1 gallon of distilled water, how do I tell how cold it can get before the brine freezes? Here in America, we all know water freezes at 32 ...
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Accidentally bought a "butter basted" turkey. Can/should I still brine it?

I was looking forward to trying out brining a turkey this year. But I have ended up in the UK for Thanksgiving and have had to buy a "butter-basted" turkey. I have done a lot of googling, but can't ...
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Troubleshooting braised turkey legs dry and tough

I've tried twice to follow the instructions for braised turkey legs in "The Food Lab" by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. It is very similar to this recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/11/red-wine-...
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Yield on a Boneless Turkey

What will be the yield on an 8lb 15% added solution boneless turkey? I am catering for 700 hundred people next week. I would like to make sure I have as little waste as possible and I do not over ...
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Turkey vs Chicken broth

I've tried to research this but can't find much on it. Most explanations don't really address what I am seeing in my soup pot each time I boil up a used bird. These are already cooked birds and are ...
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Can frozen raw meat be defrosted and frozen again [duplicate]

A frozen joint of turkey was partly defrosted cut into 2 and the other half was re-frozen Surely this is not safe
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How to cook ground turkey so it remains more clumpy and chunky?

I am trying to make a pizza with broccoli rabe and ground turkey, and I want to cook the ground turkey so it remains slightly clumpy (such as when sausage is cooked). How do I do that?
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Tray to hold a big turkey

I have a 40 pounds Turkey. I want to cook it on the oven. Where can i get a tray big enought to hold it. The ones in walmart are not big enough.
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Salvage my turkey chili? Cinnamon fail!

Making turkey chili for the week's dinners. Three tablespoons of chili powder: one, two, CRUD THAT"S CINNAMON! I now have a slow cooker holding 1.5 pounds of turkey meat, cooked onion and two green ...
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