How was your thanksgiving turkey? I hope everyone had a fantastic experience with theirs. Here’s how mine went…
The turkey I cooked was a 20 pound Broad breasted Bronze. The day before cooking, I rubbed it all around with my favorite spice blend (organic no-salt seasoning from Costco). I have a oil-less turkey fryer which works great! For some reason, you don’t lose any moisture as drippings. Therefore, I stewed the giblets overnight to make a gravy. We got a late start putting the turkey in to cook, so it was almost 11:00 AM before we lit the gas turkey cooker and put the bird in. At about noon a strong wind came up. Close to 1:00 PM I went out to see how the turkey was cooking and discovered that the wind had blown out the flame in the cooker. I could put my hand right on the turkey and had no idea if the meat had cooked at all. We re-lit the cooker in the garage for wind protection. Needless to say, the Thanksgiving dinner was pretty late. The turkey was ready to come out at 4:00 PM. It was fabulous! The meat was juicy, tender and very tasty. No one minded waiting so long for dinner once they tasted the turkey.
So let me know how yours turned out.