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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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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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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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How to keep my turkey burgers from crumbling

I combined a pound of lean ground turkey with 3/4 cup each of chopped red onion and medium salsa. It was delicious, but it was also pretty crumbly, is there something I can do to make it hold together ...
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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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Coooking the Turkey the night before [duplicate]

If I cook the turkey the night before then cut it up, put in refrigerator wrapped or covered in container is it safe to reheat the next day and if fluid added in pan will it moisten it?
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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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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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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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How long can I store Cooked Turkey in Refrig before Freezing?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I estimate cooking time for a brined and roasted turkey? [duplicate]

For previous Thanksgivings, we have brined and roasted our turkey. (Here is the detailed process.) After brining for about a day, we roast the bird for 30 minutes at 500°F and then bake it at ...
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How much shorter is the turkey's cooking time if I increase the temperature?

I'm baking a turkey in a bag, the brown grocery store type of bag. I love this recipe but I don't have time to cook it at the specified temperature. If my recipe says I should cook my 9 pound turkey ...
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How long to cook at turkey for at low temperature in a conveciton oven?

It is turkey time in the good 'ol US of A. (Apologies in advance this will refer to F and lbs...). For the past few years I have been doing a low temperature cook. Using the Spendid Table recipe. In ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Reheating turkey

I baked my turkey, cut it off ahead of time, and froze it. When I reheat, should I have it thawed and reheat in slow oven with chicken broth and the drippings from the turkey, or should I reheat in ...
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My turkey drippings were a raspberry color - why and was it safe to use?

Made our turkey in an oil-less infrared fryer. The turkey came out great, but the drippings (almost a full quart) were not only like jello, but a raspberry color. Have made many turkeys in the oven, ...
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How do you substitute dry herbs for fresh herbs? [duplicate]

I have a recipe that calls for fresh thyme and I have dry thyme. How much dried thyme is 20 sprigs of fresh thyme?
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Defrosting turkey

I was defrosting my turkey last night and I kept switching the sides since my sink isn’t big enough, I forgot to put it in the fridge before bed and the top portion was sticking out of the water all ...
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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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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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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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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 ...