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How are you going to cook your Thanksgiving turkey?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I've gone with Alton Brown's recipe in the past, and it works out great:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html

    Do the brine. It makes a big difference. And, since I brined it in a 5lb bucket (available for a couple of bucks at Home Depot), and kept it cold with ice and insulation and putting it out in the hall, I freed up a ton of room in the fridge.

    Today's Times suggests steaming & roasting.

    Recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/12941/Steamed-and-Roasted-Turkey.html

    I have to admit, I'm intrigued.
     
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Just call the Butterball hotline ...

     
  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I've been drinking pumking spice ale for weeks now, trying to save up enough brine for an 18-pound bird.
     
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    1. Baked. The traditional way
    2. Fried. My son handles this one.
    3. Smoked. My specialty. Just bought a new smoker.

    We're also doing two hams. The two of us are responsible for the meat portion of dinner that will have 30 people in attendance.
     
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I'll stuff mine (loosely) with halved apples and fresh sage, then I'll roast it in a traditional way, covering the breast with foil when necessary. The apple/sage stuffing perfumes the bird very nicely. While it roasts I'll sip a bloody mary or two while watching the waves break on the Texas gulf coast. Might even get a bit loopy before kickoff of the Cowboys-Redskins game.

    A few years ago I did a New Mexico turkey by sliding roasted green chiles and garlic under the breast skin before roasting. Then, rather than traditional gravy I made red chile turkey gravy. We also had cranberry margaritas. God it was good, but a helluva lot of trouble.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Thanksgiving was last month. :)

    I'm intrigued by the Jacques Pepin method.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Better question is how is 21 crossing her giblets this year?
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Whatever way Buddig tells me to.
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Will be making reservations for Thanksgiving.
     
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Rare
     
  11. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Whatever way the eatery that mom chooses cooks it. Hopefully it's a buffet, I don't really like turkey and go straight for the roast beef.
     
  12. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    I'm canceling the holidays this year.
     
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