Questions tagged [turkey]

Use for questions about cooking or preparing the bird in the Meleagris genus, native to North America. Questions about the traditional cuisine from the nation of Turkey should be tagged [turkish-cuisine] instead.

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After the first 30 minutes of water thawing my 20 pound turkey, I discovered water had leaked into the wrapper. What can I do to save it?

I had my 20 pound turkey defrosting for two days in the refrigerator and just began the cold water thaw. After 30 minutes I came back to change out the water and discovered water had leaked into the ...
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Storing a brined turkey [duplicate]

Is it safe to cook a brined turkey 5 days after taking it out of the bridge if it has been refrigerated the whole time?
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What are the considerations in deciding which way up to roast a bird?

This question is partially prompted by this question and the two "how to cook turkey" links therein. The question and the links seem to implicitly assume you cook your turkey on its back, ...
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Turkey brining efficiently and safely [duplicate]

Trying to menu plan for Thanksgiving in between a busy work schedule. Here is my current plan: Monday - Cook neck and giblets (thus removing turkey from packaging) to create stock for gravy and ...
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How to add extra turkey legs when cooking full turkey in an oven bag?

Cooking a turkey for the first time, and am leaning towards using an oven bag, as that seems to be the easiest method to keep the turkey moist. My family has a lot of dark meat fans, so I wanted to ...
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History of Middle east "sandwiches" [closed]

This are not exactly sandwiches, they are "rolls", but anyway... I'm from Romania a country that was heavily by the ottoman empire in the middle ages and greeks in antiquity. The most ...
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Swollen meat packages (modified atmosphere packaging)

I noticed that many packages of chicken or ground turkey are swollen in the store and there is no huge fuss made over them. I know modified atmosphere packaging could cause this but this article and ...
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What is the packet of stuff inside a package of ground turkey?

When I buy ground turkey from Publix, under the ground turkey in the package there is a packet of something pinkish colored than isn't mentioned on the label, what is it? Is it maybe something from ...
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Thawing Turkey with cold and refrigerator methods

After I have started with cold water method for partial thawing, when I switch back to refrigerator should ai remove Turkey from original wrapper, pat dry, and place in another bag to complete the ...
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How long should I cure or brine Turkey Pastrami?

I want to make turkey pastrami for the first time. I have made beef pastrami successfully a few times. All the recipes for turkey pastrami call for curing or brining the turkey for a very short amount ...
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Why not fry a turkey on a portable induction stove?

All the information on the internet I can find about frying a turkey outdoors involves a propane burner. Wouldn't a portable induction stove be safer, because there is no flame? I recognize that I ...
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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 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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