(Closed) How’d you do your turkey?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

i have a 6lb turkey breast that I put in the slow cooker covered with onion soup mix. soooo easy! It’s just 3 of us eating dinner, so I don’t need anything big and fancy. Makes the house smell nice too.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I stuff it with veggies, gluten free bread crums, spices/herbs and proscuitto… put butter on in once in a while…

Then I make gravy with the cooking juices, mushroom, white wine and corn starch…

Is it time to eat yet??

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

My Father-In-Law brined the turkey overnight in some sort of solution with sugar, salt, lemons, apples and spices.  He deep fried the turkey and it stayed super moist.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We do a 20 lb. deep fried turkey injected with creole seasonings.. best turkey evveerr!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Brine!  I love the brine!

We’re not doing a turkey this year.  We got a small leg of lamb and are rotissering (again is that a word) it.  I couldn’t imagine going through all the effort of a turkey for 3 or four people.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

mmmm… last time I made a turkey (my first time for that matter), we were able to have people over twice, and then eat turkey leftovers for lunch and dinner for two weeks (we did freeze some)! I’d do it again in a second, it was delicious! 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@MrsDG: There are only 4 people at my thanksgiving this year but we cooked a HUGE bird just for the leftover turkey sandwhiches 😉

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@SweetheartDealer Nope, I didn’t add any liquid! It makes enough of it’s own that you can use for gravy if you wanted to (but I’m lazy and just used a jar lol). I did add a little butter under the skin though. Put it on high for an hour and then low for 7, except the timer popped up waaaay  before then so I’m sure it was probably done even sooner, I just have a paranoia about undercooked meats lol Hubby LOVED it though (he now likes Thanksgiving, even though just a few hours earlier he told me he’s just not a person who gets into holidays lol). I personally don’t like turkey all that much though

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hi! Just thought I would chime in!!! My mom brined her turkey all night and today she apparently used butter + spices and it was incredible … fall off the bone amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We brined ours as well. We didn’t deep fry it though. We also used butter and spices and I basted it like crazy.

It came out great though and it was my first turkey, so I’m pretty darn proud of myself. Made my own gravy and even my own stuffing. Everything we made was all from scratch, but I’m most proud of the few things I did entirely on my own as I have never been one who enjoys cooking and never thought I was very good at it either. We rocked it this year though, no snafu’s and everything was mighty tasty. So much fun….except clean up. YUCK.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I brined it over night in salt, sugar, fennel, thyme, coriander, black peppercorns, spanish onions, crushed garlic,  and allspice.

Cut up some celery, carrots, more onion, and stuffed that in the bird along with more fennel, coriander and twigs of thyme. Rubbed Eastwood (the hubs named the turkey) with butter, and sprinkled with poultry seasoning. took 5 hours to cook a 21 lb bird, and he was perfect! I’m pretty happy with him, since he’s my first.

But I really want to deep fry next year. I just like those better.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, we’re vegetarians around here, so we had Tofurkey instead of turkey. i placed the loaf in the center of a 9″x13″ cake pan (we have no roaster or casserole pans!). I filled the area around it with cut up potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and apples (for their juiciness). i then mixed together 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup mushroom broth, 1/4 low-sodium soy sauce, thyme, and rosemary. I pour this over the tofurkey and the veggies and then sprinkled extra T&R on the veggies. Covered with tinfoil for 1hr15mins at 350 degrees, then left uncovered for 20 mins. Soooooo good! In the last few minutes I also slathered a thin layer of mushroom gravy over the roast. We had homemade cranberry sauce, candied yams, and home baked wheat bread on the side. Also, I made a pumpkin pie, but it wasn’t the best pie I’ve ever made. 🙁

 

We were not planning to make Turkey day food today, but Fiance is sick so we stayed in instead of going to family’s homes.

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