Turkey Recipes

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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Cindy Margolis
Thanksgiving Turkey and Stuffing Blended Burger
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
Turkey Dinner For Thanksgiving
Everything you need to know about how to make the ultimate turkey, smoked, grilled, or barbecued. We cover shopping, thawing, prep, injecting, cooking, gravy, carving, serving. We bust the myths about brining resting and other tales and explain how to spatchcock (butterfly). Learn how to make stuffing muffins! read more
carved turkey
Carving a turkey or chicken needn't be a chore. Once you understand the bird's architecture, you can easily dismantle it. read more
Spatchcocked turkey
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
smoked turkey gas grill
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 gas grill for smoking a turkey. read more
sous vide que BBQ turkey breasts
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
Turketta
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. Port soaked cranberries stuffing elevate the turkey breast to epic heights. read more
White Castle
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
disney smoked turkey leg
This tested recipe 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
beer cooler faux cambro
How do caterers hold cooked meats safely for so long? It's called a hotbox or Cambro and you can make a faux Cambro with a simple beer cooler. It's the secret to resting large cuts of BBQ like brisket, pork butts, and whole turkeys while keeping them warm and transporting them. Here's how to set up a faux Cambo. read more

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