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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 ...
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Is the oily liquid from roasting a turkey worth keeping?

I placed a 14 lb young Round Hill Frozen Basted Turkey in a pan, and roasted it inside an oven. After it was roasted, there was quite an amount of oily liquid left in the pan. Is this liquid worth ...
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How to judge temperature and time for deep-fried turkeys?

I'm using an electric fryer. After pre heating the fryer to 375 F and putting the thawed bird in, the temp will drop to 275 F and stay there. So my question is: At a constant temperature of, say, 275 ...
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How long can I store Cooked Turkey in Refrig before Freezing? [duplicate]

How long can I store Cooked Turkey in Refrig before Freezing? I bought an Organic Turkey early for Thanksgiving and cooked it. It's been in my Refrig for a week and I'd like to trim and freeze parts ...
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What is the difference between a turkey and a chicken in terms of taste,look and preparation?

I am interested in sourcing a turkey and cooking it. Its not that easy to get a turkey from were I am. I am only wondering if it would be worth while to do so. Having never eaten a turkey, I cant help ...
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Whoops- put turkey chili in the crockpot on warm all day. Is it safe once cooked? [duplicate]

I just called home & hubby said the chili was still raw when he got home . He turned it up to high and is making something else for tonights dinner. He did not put in thermometer before turning ...
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How can I effectively time a short thawing and brining of a a turkey?

I have a 14 lb. frozen turkey. It has been in the refrigerator for 12 hours now but there is not enough time to thaw it completely in the fridge before cooking it in the turkey fryer. Could I safely ...
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Can I store a fresh turkey in my garage for a few days?

I have a 25 lb. fresh turkey and would like to store it in my garage if possible. It's 43F during the day, and 33F at night - will it be safe to do that?
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Dry Brine time/thawed turkey time

I've read that an effective dry brine takes 3 day on a thawed turkey, however, i read that you should not keep a thawed turkey for longer than 3 days?
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Can you eat turkey eggs?

I'm considering acquiring a few turkey hens and was wondering can you eat Turkey eggs? Has anyone eaten one? How do they taste?
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Can you cook a 25 lb turkey in an oven that is 9 inches from the bottom rack to the heating elements?

I am trying to find out how big an oven has to be to cook a 25 lb. turkey. There is a new double oven on the market at Sears that has the two ovens about the same size...a standing stove not a built ...
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Oil temp goes up when turkey breast is added - why?

Why does my oil temperature go up, from 350°F to 400° or 425°, when I add a bone-in turkey breast? It will remain there for about 20 minutes without the burner on. I have done this twice now with ...
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What is the top layer of separated turkey gravy called?

When turkey gravy sits undisturbed for hours in a clear jar, a dark layer develops at the top. This layer contains a lot of flavour but it is not fat because the gravy had been skimmed of all fat. I ...
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Is there a difference between freezing meat at 26°F and 0°F?

According to this answer, you are allowed to market turkeys as fresh as long as they haven't been frozen below 26°F. What is the purpose of this law/regulation?
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Reducing “gamy” flavor of turkey

I'm planning on smoking a turkey for the holidays. I have done that before, and it turned out good on the tenderness and flavor, but still had a very "gamy" flavor. I typically use either hickory or ...
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Turkey stock in refrigerator

We boiled the carcass of the turkey and let it set in the refrigerator for about 5 days. When I took it out to prepare the soup it was like gelatin. I know that's OK, however at the bottom there was ...
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Are there any differences between preparing/cooking a turkey that was labeled “basted with real butter” vs a regular turkey?

I've roasted numerous turkeys numerous ways, but never bought a turkey that was basted with butter. I've always just bought a regular turkey, usually I brine it, and then roast it. I've always had ...
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Should cold turkey and roast beef be heated before putting on the gravy?

I bought some good quality roast beef and turkey carvery style. However they are both cold, so I want to add gravy. I don't know if I should warm the meat before putting the gravy. Another ...
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What should I do with a turkey after roasting but hours before dinner?

I work overnight, from 12 AM to 8 AM. When I got in, my only instruction was to check the turkey by 1 AM. I was also told by the co-worker I was relieving that she put the turkey in at 9 PM. And the ...
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Is it safe to deep fry two turkeys in the same oil for Thanksgiving?

Should you deep fry two turkeys in the same oil or is it better to use fresh oil for the second turkey?
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How many minutes in the oven per pound: stuffed turkey

My mom is asking. Not sure if she's brining the turkey, but probably. Also, she probably knows the answer but is just testing me.
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How (or is) “low & slow” turkey safe?

If I slow-cook a turkey over low, low heat for 12-18 hours, how does it stay "safe" when the turkey has been in the danger zone for a large majority of the cooking time? I've been slow-cooking ...
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Spatchcocked turkey cooking time

How long should I plan on cooking a 16 pound spatchcocked turkey? What temperature would be best to cook a 16 pound spatchcocked turkey?
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How large does an oven need to be to fit a 18 lbs turkey?

Can anyone tell me the interior oven dimensions needed to comfortably fit an 18 lbs turkey? I've searched around on the internet, but seeing as Thanksgiving is an American holiday, where most people ...
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Roasting multiple turkeys (cooking time estimation)

We tend to aim for large Thanksgiving gatherings, and thus tend to roast the largest turkey we can find. Last year, we ended up roasting a couple extra turkey legs so we had enough meat. This year, ...
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Breaking down a turkey for storage - brine before or after freezing?

The subject should sum this up. We're taking advantage of the seasonal prices for 2 fresh turkeys which I'm breaking down into boneless breasts, thighs, and legs to be frozen for future use. The back ...
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Spatchcock Turkey in Small Oven

I'm looking to spatchcock a turkey this year, and I was wondering what size of bird (in pounds) would fit on a standard quarter sized baking sheet. My oven is relatively small (it looks like it can ...
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Is ground upper turkey thighs the same as regular ground turkey?

I usually buy ground turkey at costco, which is labeled ground turkey. However, I asked the local butcher for ground turkey today and when I arrived home, the meat label said "ground upper turkey ...
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How do I keep ground turkey or chicken from clumping when I cook it?

When I sautee ground turkey or chicken for tacos or sloppy joes, I want the chunks of meat to be smaller and more like ground beef which breaks up easily. But the ground turkey or chicken tends to ...
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Cooking turkey breast

I have a 5.5 turkey breast I'm marinating overnight do I judge the cooking time on the original weight of meat or on the weight of it after it comes out of the marinate?
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What is a good way to cook Turkey Chops?

How should turkey chops be cooked so they are tasty? Is a cast iron pan needed or benefitial?
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Can I dry-brine a turkey crown while it's defrosting?

At the suggestion of certain knowledgeable parties, I plan on dry-brining my turkey crown for Christmas dinner this year. However, I will most likely be buying a frozen crown, so I'm wondering what ...
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How long to cook stuffed turkey

What is the cooking time for a stuffed turkey at 350 degrees? I read that it should be 20 minutes per pound, is this correct?
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Frying a turkey while snowing

Light snow is in the forecast for Thanksgiving. I plan on deep frying the turkey. I have deep fried turkey before. I know what to do and what not to do: I wear layers of clothing, goggles, lower/...
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Can you thaw a frozen turkey in a dryer?

In the TV show New Girl, there is an episode (season 1, episode 6) in which they are cooking for Thanksgiving but forgot to thaw the Turkey, so they put it in the dryer, but it has some unexpected ...
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Cooking a turkey in an electric roasting pan for the first time

My oven is not working so I'm cooking our turkey in an electric roasting pan and I can't find the wire rack to go in the bottom. Can I still cook the turkey in the roasting pan? Is it going to be ...
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Using cloves in stocks/broths

I have a (somewhat) recently purchased spice jar of cloves in my pantry that isn't getting much attention. I've seen stock/broth recipes that call for whole peppercorns, and am curious if subbing ...
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Creating a thanksgiving brine for a 7-8 lb Turkey?

How much salt is one need for a typical brine for an average 7-8lb turkey? Or is it more appropriate to ask what the ratios are of water to salt for a brine ? I found a SA.SE question regarding ...