Thursday, November 17, 2005

turkey tips

Brrrrr...I know I was meant to live in a warm climate. Nonetheless, I'm excited about the upcoming holidays.
I saw Alton whats-his-name on the Food Network with a wonderful idea for cooking turkey. As you probably know, turkey is a wonderful healthy source of protien, and probably one of the most nutritious things on your holiday table. The turkey breast white meat is much lower in calories and fat than the dark meat. The problem that arises in when cooking the turkey, the white meat can end up dry by the time the dark meat is done.
Alton had a great idea -- he made a triangle-shaped tent and fit it to the turkey breast prior to putting it in the oven. Then he set the tent aside. He put the turkey in the oven at 500 degrees for 30 minutes, then pulled it out of the oven. He put the pre-fitted foil tent over the breast and returned the bird to the oven at 350 degrees to complete cooking.
I tried this on a test bird last night and it worked great! Tasty, moist white meat. Highly recommend it! Happy eating!