Turkey Recipes

"I can have Thanksgiving all year round."Cindy Margolis

Turkey may be the most difficult of all meats because if you over cook it even slightly you have cardboard. But getting it right isn't hard. Turkey poses several problems that we can solve by thinking scientifically. My methods differ drastically from tradition, but if you follow my guidelines you can make this flightless bird soar above the flock.
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Better your bird! Here's everything you need to know about making the ultimate turkey, smoked, grilled, or barbecued. We cover shopping, thawing, prep, injecting, cooking, gravy, and carving. And we bust the myths about brining and resting, and explain how to spatchcock (butterfly). Plus a recipe for stuffing muffins! read more
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Spatchcocking, or butterflying, a whole turkey, chicken or any other bird is a great way to make moist, delicious birds that are browned all over and evenly cooked in less time. It's a simple matter of cutting out the bird's backbone, a deboning process that is easy and painless with good kitchen or poultry shears. read more
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This spatchcock (butterflied) turkey gets a boost of flavor from sage butter and citrus-herb salt before hitting the smoker or grill for the perfect dose of smoke and flame. By spatchcocking the turkey, you guarantee that the dark and white meat are cooked to perfection as the heat is dispersed evenly across the bird. read more
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Enjoy Thanksgiving all year long thanks to this delicious recipe for a turkey and stuffing blended burger. This is the ultimate Thanksgiving-inspired burger – a turkey and stuffing patty topped with sweet potato waffle fries, a tart and tangy cranberry barbecue sauce, and a buttery brioche bun! Let's all give thanks. read more
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This flavor rich and visually stunning smoked turketta recipe is a fun holiday twist on traditional Italian porchetta. Turkey breast makes it much easier and faster than boning out a whole pig or even just the belly and loin. A stuffing of port soaked cranberries elevates the turkey breast to epic heights. read more
This tested recipe reproduces the monster turkey legs you see if you visit any of the Disney parks where you will see folks stumbling around with delirious smiles. The secret to success is curing then smoking the giant turkey legs. This recipe also works fine with chicken legs, though they will cook faster. read more
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Carving a turkey or chicken needn't be a chore. Once you understand the bird's architecture, you can easily dismantle it. read more
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Sous Vide and the grill and smoke combine to make the best turkey you have ever tasted. This sous-vide-que turkey recipe results in superbly tender and and juicy meat from the low and slow sous vide method, highlighted by the delicate elegance of hardwood smoke and crispy skin that can only be achieved on the grill. read more
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Turkey is probably the most difficult meat to cook because you need to cook it to a higher temp than almost any other meat to make it safe, and if you overshoot by as little as 5°F, you go from juicy and giving thanks, to cardboard. Here's how to set up your charcoal grill for smoking an amazing turkey. read more
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You've heard of it whispered in back alleys and dark corners of bars. It works. Here's the recipe for the mythical White Castle stuffing, certain to not only be a hit with Harold and Kumar but with all of your holiday guests! And the best part? It's super simple to make with only a handful of ingredients. read more
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Here's how to set up your gas grill for smoking a turkey. Why all the fuss? Because turkey needs to be cooked properly to make it safe to eat, and if you overshoot the mark by as little as 5ºF, the bird goes from tender and juicy to tough and dry. Bone up on the gas grill basics here. read more
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Every year we invite our readers to post pictures of their turkeys and compete for prizes, and every year we are thrilled to see their beautiful photos. Enter a photo today for your chance to win a prize! read more
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If you're a turkey breast fan then you're sure to fall in love with Bobby Flay's recipe for tandoori style grilled turkey breast. Turkey breast can be difficult to cook as it can easily overcook but Flay's flavorful marinade helps to keep it moist and tender while grilling. read more
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Leftover turkey has never tasted better than it does in this recipe for a grilled turkey Cuban sandwich from Food Network's Bobby Flay. Sliced turkey replaces traditional roast pork in this classic pressed sandwich, joining ham, mustard, pickle, Swiss cheese, and cranberry relish for an outstanding leftover sandwich. read more
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Make the most of your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers with this delicious recipe for turkey pot pie. A twist on traditional chicken pot pie, this recipe nestles turkey, vegetables, gravy and apple beneath a flaky golden brown crust. You can also customize the recipe, swapping turkey for short ribs, pulled pork and more! read more

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