How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by seeahill » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:04 am

Dry brined with Kosher salt for 24 hours. Lightly smoked with apple wood on the pellet grill. At 325 on a rack 2 inches above a pan with apple juice, chicken broth, carrots and celery.

Take off heat when the breast temperature is 160, not 170 or 180.
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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by bennyonesix » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:38 am

How long do you idiots think a 24 lb spatchcocked and dry brined turkey takes to cook? Ballpark.

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Post by JohnDoe » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:41 pm

Roasted or smoked?

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by bennyonesix » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:38 pm

Roasted. Thanks.

Dry Brining will darken some of the meat as it cures, right?

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:46 pm

spatchcock And Roasted. 7/10 ThiNk I ned A Better Bird

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by bennyonesix » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:39 am

24lber high quality bird. Spatchcoked and Dry brined 3 days and roasted for about 2 hours to 150 on thermal probe in the breast. Legs were at 165. Outstanding. Very moist and perfectly seasoned. A winner. I would 100% do this again. Might do it for a smaller bird every couple months. Or a leg even more often.

The backbone and giblets etc made a brilliant stock for gravy and dressing. Also from serious eats DOT com.

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by bennyonesix » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:40 am

150 is just right. I used to go 160 for some reason but no more.

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:57 am

158 in the beast was a bit dry. Brining is necessary I think

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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:09 am

Serious Eats is legit as hell.

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I second that. Kenji is a savage

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Post by bennyonesix » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:28 am

Anyone know what Kimball is doing these days? He bailed on Cook's a while back.

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by seeahill » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:49 am

spatchcocked is right.

But if you're presenting it to family/friends they want Norman Rockwell.
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Post by nafod » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:53 pm

WildGorillaMan wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:56 pm
nafod wrote:I googled the spatchcocking, and now am pressing my wife to give it a go. Sounds like too much sense.
I do all my roast and grilled chickens that way now too. I was a little nervous about cooking a bigger bird that way but it turned out really well!
Did it this year, and it worked great. My wife had to be forced into it, and was sure I was screwing something up completely as I sawed out the backbone and did CPR to flatten it out.
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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by JimZipCode » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:56 am

bennyonesix wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:28 am
Anyone know what Kimball is doing these days? He bailed on Cook's a while back.
Milk Street:
https://www.177milkstreet.com

I picked up for my wife one of those magazine-sized recipe books, that you see in the grocery store, about 8 or 10 bux. She thumbed thru it over a couple days, pronounced it good – I suspect we'll be eating something from it in the near future. She's an excellent cook, and a wide reader of cookbooks; her opinion is worth something.

On the other hand, in October I made a recipe off of one of the weekly emails Milk Street sends out, and either the recipe was terrible or I fucked it up royally. Burmese Chicken. It was way way over-spiced, borderline inedible. Might not be the recipe's fault, I could have made a transcription error, accidentally doubled the amount of turmeric or something.
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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

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Shapecharge wrote:
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For some reason my reply is not working.
I dodged a bullet, then.
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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

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Re: How Do You Cook Your Turkey?

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:50 am

Way fuckin late on this but I do the "Judy Bird". Don't judge the picture on the webpage. Comes out great. Wet brine is kinda gross to me in texture so I like this dry brine style but needs at least 2 days to re-absorb the juices and another night to dry out of the bag. I think goin tits down for the first part of cooking helps too. I have done this and then put rosemary/thyme butter under the skin w/ good luck as well.
http://www.latimes.com/la-fo-saltedturkey-story.html

Either way, very good traditional preparation.

We injected one of ours this year w/ butter/cajun spice mix. it was good... different. I had never thought to spatchcock one which i'm not doing w/ every chicken I buy per advices here. Maybe do one spatchcocked and smoked next year. Thanks!
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