One stop for all the information you need to roast, smoke, grill or deep fry a turkey.
Brining Turkey - Step by Step
Brining a turkey is a simple process, but you need to start a day before you plan to cook. A whole turkey can take up to 24 hours to properly brine depending on the size so plan ahead. Brining makes the most of a turkey. It adds moisture to the meat and makes it more tender. Throw in some herbs and spices and you get a lot more flavor as well....
Smoking Turkey - Step by Step
Smoking turkey is an easy and fantastic way to make your holiday meal all that better. By cooking your turkey low and slow with a big dose of smoke, you get a tender, flavorful bird that people will talk about until next year. Follow the steps, take your time and you will truly have one of the best turkeys you have every eaten.
Rotisserie Chicken - Step by Step
Rotisserie chicken in not only a popular fast food from your local deli counter, it is the great way to cook chicken. Two things not commonly known about rotisserie chicken is that it is best fresh and delicious 10 minutes off the grill, not spending hours under a warming lamp. Also, preparing a rotisserie chicken is quite simple. With a grill...
Use injection solutions to inject flavorful sauces and marinades right into the meat of you turkey. Send flavor right into the poultry to make it tenderer, juicier and just a better bird.
Deep Fried Turkey
Deep Fried Turkey is probably the best turkey you’ll ever eat. However it can be the most dangerous dish you’ll ever prepare. Take your time, read ALL the instructions and pay very close attention to what you are doing.
In the past turkey was always prepared over a live fire. This is really the best way to get a great turkey, so why not take your bird out the grill this year. You will get a great fire roasted turkey that puts any oven roasted turkey to shame. Whether you use a rotisserie or set your turkey on a rack there a few things you need to know to make a...
This may be the one meal you can’t actually afford to get wrong. Unfortunately, you probably only cook one turkey a year. So what are you going to do when it all starts to fall apart? There are a couple of quick tricks you can use to save the day, and the bird.
Beer Can Turkey - Find a big beer can for this big bird
You knew it was only a matter of time before someone turned beer in the butt chicken into beer can turkey. This turkey is basted with steam from the inside; making it tender and juicy so no matter how you cook it you’ll get a better bird.
Fried, roasted, grilled or smoked, a brined turkey has a better flavor and is much moister and brining is much easier than you think. You’ll salt and water, plenty of room in the refrigerator and a good sized pot or bucket, oh and an extra day or two, but it’s definitely worth it.
Dry Brining Turkey
Traditional brining requires a large container, lots of water, and more refrigerator space than you can probably afford to give up during the holidays. Dry brining uses no water, less space, and less mess, but will it give you the same results. Compare dry brined turkey with a traditional brined turkey to find out.
Take the mystery out of all the hype about turkeys by knowing what you want and how to get it. There are a lot of labels on turkeys these days, some are helpful and others misleading. If you know something about turkey then you will be able to purchase the perfect kind and size of bird for your holiday meal.
Try a new take on the Turkey tradition with a smoked bird. Smoking a turkey is a lot like slow roasting, just at a lower temperature and with smoke. This bird may take most of the day to cook but it will turn out a whole lot better than oven roasted. With the right smoke and the right process you can make a turkey that puts all others to shame.
The Science of Turkey - Science is the key to the Perfect Turkey
With a little understanding of biology and thermodynamics you too can create the perfect turkey. Learn about the two kinds of meat in each turkey and how to get them both right whether you roast, grill, smoke or fry.
Turkey Fryer Oil
You've spent a pretty penny on enough oil to fry a turkey. Now what? Did you know that if you treat it right you can fry six turkeys with one batch of oil on six different occasions. The trick is taking good care of that oil so you can get the most out of it. Filter it, store it, and use it efficiently and your turkey fryer oil will serve you...
Turkey Sides - All the trimmings for fried, smoked or grilled turkey.
So you’ve decided to make a better turkey this year by frying, grilling or smoking that bird. But what about all the trimmings? How do you get a great gravy from a fried turkey? What to do about stuffing if you are smoking? I’ll show you how to get all those great turkey side dished even if you didn’t roast your turkey.
Turkey Fryer Safety - Read the Turkey Fryer instructions or else!
Every year people make one simple mistake when it comes to deep fried turkey, they don’t read the instructions. This leads to injuries and lots of damages. Find out why it’s important to always follow the directions.
Need something a bit smaller than a feast? Try preparing a Turkey Breast instead of the whole bird. You can fry it, grill it, or smoke it simply and quickly without a lot of trouble.
These mighty drumsticks make the perfect summer meal whether your on the go or hanging out in the back yard. Use a simple brine and a sweet sauce to make a tender, moist and wonderful meal that you can carry in one hand.
Your Ideas about Turkey Brining
While the basic method of brining remains the same there are as many different recipes and techniques as there are cooks. The question is, how do you brine a turkey? Share your ideas.