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Turkey

Can you cut up turkey before cooking?

CUT UP THE TURKEYFirst, either cut up a whole turkey or ask your butcher to cut your bird into pieces: Breast halves, drumsticks, thighs, and wings (and make sure you ask for the neck, backbone, and giblets—along with a few extra wings for making broth. Can you cut up an uncooked turkey? The breast can Click here to continue reading…

What does trussing a turkey mean?

The act of trussing closes the turkey breast cavity which prevents the breast from drying out before the thighs and legs are properly cooked. It’s actually super simple, and one of the most important things you can do to get a juicy, well-cooked bird. Is trussing a turkey necessary? Thomason says your butcher will happily Click here to continue reading…

How many will a 6 pound turkey breast feed?

We recommend bone-in and skin-on breasts, which is what we use for this method. One (three-pound) half-breast will feed two to four people. A whole (six- to seven-pound) turkey breast (two breasts, still joined at the breast bone) will feed six to eight people. How many does a 5 pound turkey breast serve? LITTLE BIRD Click here to continue reading…

What is the best white wine to cook turkey with?

Chardonnay. No matter which region you look to, you can’t go wrong in pairing Chardonnay with your turkey. Although the grape’s expressions vary worldwide, the wine’s crisp acidity, mineral undertones, and fruit-forward nature bring out the best that turkey has to offer. What is a good white wine to use for cooking? 7 Best White Click here to continue reading…

Does cooked turkey freeze well?

Good news: turkey meat is definitely freeze-able. You’ll need to remove the meat from the bones first. Slicing the meat will also help it to defrost evenly. You can eat the turkey with gravy as usual, but leftover turkey is quite versatile: it makes a great filling for casseroles, tacos and sandwiches. What’s the best Click here to continue reading…

How big of a turkey breast do i need for 8?

One (three-pound) half-breast will feed two to four people. A whole (six- to seven-pound) turkey breast (two breasts, still joined at the breast bone) will feed six to eight people. This method will work for either amount of meat. How many will a 9 lb turkey breast feed? Turkey Math Here are some turkey numbers Click here to continue reading…

How do you fix bland turkey gravy?

The fix here is super simple: whisk in a little more broth or water until it’s thinned to the desired consistency. “Taste and adjust your seasonings so you don’t dilute them,” says Shannon Norris, Taste of Home senior food stylist. You don’t want a bland gravy! What to add to gravy to make it taste Click here to continue reading…