Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Turkey Technique


Diagonal Split Turkey. [Photograph: knowwhey]

Last week for the Weekend Cook and Tell we asked all of you to share your plans for tackling the bird this Thanksgiving for a challenge we called Turkey Technique. If you're still on the fence about how to handle that turkey thawing in the fridge, take a look at some of our favorite turkey techniques.

knowwhey decided to divide and conquer the turkey by roasting the white and dark meat separately and reassembling the bird before serving.

liahuber is going for a whole, brined turkey breast, specifically this Cider-Brined, Sage-Rubbed Turkey Breast with Mulled Cider Glaze one.

Sudenveri's family forgoes the turkey in favor of a Thanksgiving goose stuffed with apples and onions.


Oven Bagged Turkey. [Photograph: gooplet]

After trying several turkey techniques gooplet swears that the secret to a super-moist turkey is roasting it in an oven bag. The results? The most delicious turkey gooplet has ever tasted.

Last year dmcavanagh invested in a brining kit that cost nearly as much as the turkey itself and wasn't all that thrilled with the results. This year it's going to be the good old butter and spice rub—no fanfare, just a tasty turkey.

Thanks to everyone who shared their turkey tales for this week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge. Be sure to head over to Talk and read about next week's challenge: Thanksgiving Leftover Derby!