Cooking Turkey.
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I used to stuff it and roast the bird. Now I wouldn't because the stuffing needs more time and that drys the bird. Brining is the thing, it makes the bird moist and more tasty. There are brining instructions on the net, but you need an appropriately large container and room in the ice box. Or if it is cold then you could use the garage or some other cold sheltered spot.

I have come to this compromise after experimenting with roasting the bird. I tried Julia's method and I am real good with knives and butchering but I don't like it. So I use a big roasting rack, with the temperature prescribed. I start the bird back up for 1/2 the time, then take it out and flip it for the second half. I ignore the pop up timer, because they are for safety, not doneness. Get a digital thermometer for $20 and that is that. It browns both sides and keeps the breast a little more juicer.Remember it cooks after you take it out and let it rest.

I have not tried this on a turkey but on roaster chickens, and beef tenderloin roasts, so it's still experimental.
I have done this on roasting chickens and I wouldn't be afraid to do it to a turkey. I'd cook it until less than done but browned nicely, (using a little higher temperature) then shut the oven off and let it rest in the oven too finish for an hour.Cooking  a chicken I let it rest for twenty minutes for a bird about 6 lbs, so a turkey at 18 lbs. is 3x twenty minutes = 1 hour.

tim
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Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-20-2010, 10:16 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Iolanthe - 11-20-2010, 02:14 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-20-2010, 02:24 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by icecream - 11-20-2010, 02:59 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by ResiduumRevertetur - 11-20-2010, 03:06 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-22-2010, 09:40 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-22-2010, 09:42 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by KatieH - 11-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by mom - 11-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by timoose - 11-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by KatieH - 11-22-2010, 04:49 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Iolanthe - 11-25-2010, 01:57 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-25-2010, 08:36 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Iolanthe - 11-28-2010, 01:17 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-29-2010, 04:52 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-29-2010, 06:28 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-29-2010, 08:15 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by ResiduumRevertetur - 11-29-2010, 10:09 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-30-2010, 06:42 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-30-2010, 06:42 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Texican - 11-30-2010, 02:03 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by timoose - 11-30-2010, 03:07 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-30-2010, 04:56 PM



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