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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 are the pros and cons of wet compared to dry brining a large fresh turkey?

I will roast a fresh 18 lb turkey this thanksgiving and am trying to decide between a dry and wet brine. I’ve wet brined a turkey before but never dry brined one. How do they compare vis a vis taste, ...
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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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Turkey stock abandoned half way Monday room temp still safe? [duplicate]

I started making stock by boiling the turkey carcass, this was for my African pepper soup. It had been cooking for about an hour and then I was taken ill and had to turn it off so I could go to bed.It ...
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turkey with beautiful browned skin that doesn't stick to the meat

I roast a turkey in a bag. The skin color is beautiful. But why doesn't the skin stick to the turkey when I carve it.
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Tips on cooking Christmas dinner for large group

Hi all and Merry Christmas. Ok so I stupidly volunteered to cook Christmas dinner for 11 people (9 adults and 2 children) this year! So was looking for tips/hacks on timings for getting everything ...
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I have two days to thaw a 16 pound turkey; Can I start thawing it in cold water, and do the rest in the fridge?

The calculator here: http://www.butterball.com/how-tos/thaw-a-turkey says I need about four days of thawing, and I only have two. Can I cold water thaw it at the start, and let the rest thaw in the ...
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Cooking turkey joints

Having been thoroughly indoctrinated about thoroughly defrosting poultry before cooking, I now find 1.5 Kg frozen turkey breast joints with the cook from frozen instruction. How can this work? Surely ...
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Thawed Turkey Worried About Bacteria

So this is my first time doing the turkey, and I am kind of freaking out. It's a 11 pound bird that I purchased and froze last Friday. Monday evening, I took it out of the freezer and moved it to the ...
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Time estimate for reaching 155F for baking 9lb Turkey breast?

I have a 9lb turkey breast to bake. I've learned that I want the internal temp to register between 155-165 on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the deepest part of the breast when it's done. ...
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How long to cook dry brined turkey?

I have a thawed, dry brined 22 lb turkey. Does anyone know how long it'll take to cook it and what temp? Thank you!
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HELP with brining a Turkey and still have regular tasting gravy?

So last year I made a phenomenal brine with kosher salt, pure maple syrup and a few seasonings. I loved the turkey, it was awesome. However the pan drippings that became my gravy turned out very sweet ...
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Sous Vide Large Turkey Breasts

All the turkey sous-vide recipes on the web presume 2 small/medium turkey breasts placed together for a 2.5 to 4 hour cooking time. But I have 2 very large breasts rolled together in a cylinder 6" in ...
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Can I decrease salty flavor after brining a turkey?

I brined my turkey but it came out tooooo salty. Any suggestions to save it? It's really good, juicy and tasty. I will cut it up and cook in turkey gravy, but is there something I can do to remove ...
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How do I keep a longer lasting heat?

I'm smoking a turkey for the first time and I've received different tips on how long I should smoke the bird. However, I struggle with getting my heat to stay at 225-250 for more than 2 hours. How do ...
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When's the best time to buy a Thanksgiving turkey?

I know this is about buying, not cooking, but gathering your ingredients is the first step, and right now this is the one worrying me most. I'll be cooking the Thanksgiving bird this year, due to my ...
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Fluids in a turkey

I've never roasted a turkey before today. I had an emergency with a freezer thaw and had to cook a turkey in a hurry. It had been in the freezer a bit and I was concerned that it would be dry. Having ...
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Frozen turkey breast worry

New cook here! So I started to cook a 3 lb. frozen turkey breast. It cooked for 75 minutes and I inserted a meat thermometer, while keeping it in the oven. It registered 165. I took it out and put it ...
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Does 85% lean ground turkey have the same amount of fat as 85% lean ground beef?

I'm not a cooking expert so I'm not exactly sure what the notation means. I always thought that turkey was a much leaner meat than beef. So if turkey is labeled as 85% lean, does that mean it has the ...
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Brining Turkey - 4 Days in Fridge - Partially Grey

Been brining a 1/4 turkey breast 4 days in fridge with pomegranate juice, meyer lemons, kumquats, salt pepper balsamic vinegar - it's grey in parts - is it still OK to eat? Smells great but that may ...
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Using pesto as a sauce ingredient

I have some leftover turkey (still) and a jar of pesto, so came up with an idea to make a kind of turkey pasta pesto bake: my thoughts were to end up with something along the lines of baked ziti (only ...
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How to adjust time for oven stuck at 350F

My oven is stuck at 350F. I need to cook a lasagna that requires 400F for 1:55 (one hour 55 minutes). I also need to cook a turkey at 375F for 4:30 (separately). How do I adjust since my oven is stuck ...
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How can I tell if my raw meat has been pre-brined/injected?

I've heard that some grocery store meats (whole turkeys, ribs, etc) are sold pre-brined so as to avoid toughness. Of course in a lot of situations you'd want to start fresh and brine or inject the ...
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Tool/shears for cutting the backbone out of turkey

Because I like the dark meat of turkey cooked differently than the white meat, this year I cut my Thanksgiving turkey into parts for cooking and it turned out great. I don't plan to ever roast a whole ...