Brining a turkey is a process that draws water into the raw turkey to plump it out, while seasoning the meat all the way through. Fans swear that turkeys that have been brined turn out seeming more tender, and moist. They also say that for salt lovers, the added saltiness makes the turkey meat irresistible….
Carving a turkey means to cut thin slices with a long, sharp knife from a cooked turkey for serving. The carving is almost always done while the cooked turkey is still warm from the oven.
Hock locks are fasteners that come on butchered poultry such as chickens and turkey. They can be made of metal or heat-resistant plastic. You can cook the turkey with them left on, but many people advise to remove them so that the legs will spread out allow the turkey to cook more evenly.
Turducken Roll © Michelle Mattern A Turducken (aka Turducken Roll) consists of rolled-up meat from three deboned birds: a chicken, a duck and a turkey, in ascending order of size. The chicken is stuffed inside the duck, which in turn is stuffed inside the turkey. Turducken is considered a novelty or an extravagance still, and…
Turkey lacers are thin needles used in combination with thin butcher string to close and hold shut the neck cavity of poultry that has been stuffed.
The 30th of March is Turkey Neck Soup Day. It’s a day that prompts us to finally use up any turkey necks or other turkey bits that may still be lingering in the freezer from the holidays.