Wednesday, November 24, 2010
My Favorite Way to Eat a Turkey for Thanksgiving
You all know how much I love to cook! Right? A couple of years ago I heard of soaking your turkey in kosher salt for 12-24 hours before cooking it. So I decided to try it.
I made sure the turkey was nice and thawed out. Then I pulled out all that inside stuff and threw it away (a sin I know, but it really grosses me out). Then I rinsed the turkey off.
Then I got out my largest pot and the stuffed the turkey in there and rubbed kosher salt all over that turkey. I put it inside, outside, everywhere I could get salt. Then I covered the turkey in water (as much as I could).
Now put the turkey in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Since my turkey was not totally covered in the water I flipped it over halfway through.
The salt will make the water absorb into the turkey so you will have a super moist turkey. It is SOOO good.
Then when I was ready to cook the turkey I added a couple of chopped up onions, celery, garlic, and apples to the bag. Put the breast side down for cooking. Then I cooked it for the appropriate amount of time (I think I found that on the cooking bag instructions or the turkey I really don't remember). Then when there is an hour left I flipped the turkey over so the breast was up. This is really difficult because everything is super hot and the juice from the bag is going to splash all over. It is worth the effort though. Trust me :)
I won't be making the turkey this year cause we are going to Grandmas house instead. But I am going to go buy a turkey if the weather will let me and then sometime in the next few months I am going to cook me a super good turkey