How would you cook this turkey?

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  1. Cygnet

    Cygnet Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How would handle this?

    25 pound turkey hen -- I had to remove a lot of the skin due to breast blisters. Meat looks just fine underneath. I'm worried that the meat will dry out upon cooking -- anyone have any suggestions?

    Incidently, this was my first time butchering anything bigger than wild quail. Except for the small kitchen fire, things went well. I got my neighbors to help -- they're from rural Mexico (the husband says he's from a town two days by horseback to the nearest road!) and I gather they've butchered birds assembly line before. Two giant turkeys took about twenty minutes to do, total.

    (Note to self: Clean the grease out from under the burner I never use BEFORE boiling a giant pot of water on it.)

    Leva
     
  2. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    Rub it with mayonnaise before you cook it. I always do that.
     

  3. Hurricane Kurt

    Hurricane Kurt Well-Known Member

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    I would cook it in a roaster. Cover it in cheap, fatty bacon and put about an inch of chicken broth or water in the pan. that should keep it moist.

    Kurt
     
  4. Bob Mc

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    Stuff with bread dressing and put it in an oven bag with a can of cream of mushroom soup, some chopped celery and onion. Season to taste. 350* oven for 2.5 - 3 hours should do it. Pour drippings into a pan and add flour to make a gravy. Then invite me over for dinner. :)
     
  5. BamaSuzy

    BamaSuzy Well-Known Member

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    I was just going to cook a butt portion of ham plus a turkey breast for Thursday but grown son got a huge turkey where he works....so now I know exactly how to cook it. The mushroom soup idea sounds great and I've already got a browning bag! thanks---this wasn't my thread but like so many other times it sure has helped!