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Okay, how about the bird?(13 posts)

Okay, how about the bird?94Nole
Nov 18, 2003 7:08 AM
Deep-Fried; Smoked or traditional baked in the oven.

We usually go for baked and smoked to feed about 30 each T'giving.
The best I ever tasted - Deep Fried...yum...nmrwbadley
Nov 18, 2003 7:23 AM
Ya know I was thinking of doing that this year. Martha ...Live Steam
Nov 18, 2003 7:40 AM
seems to like it that way :O) I have been doing ours on the BBQ. Less cooking time and it gives it a nice flavor if you add some hickory chips. I soak the beast in a spiced brine overnight. It makes the meat sweeter and helps seal in the juices when it's cooking.

Me and my neice a few years ago at my folks! OK no wise cracks about the doo!
Steam....recipe??PaulCL
Nov 18, 2003 9:04 AM
How long does it take?? How big a bird?? Gas or charcoal?? I'd like to try that some day. Any recipe info would be appreciated.

In our family, we stuff the bird full of oranges/tangerines/lemons for extra flavor. Coat the bird with melted butter and a ton of sage. Bake forever. Yummy, but I'm looking for something new. BBQ...hmmm..any sauce over it or just the brine??
Paul
Nothing that elaborateLive Steam
Nov 18, 2003 9:18 AM
I do the same. I fill the bird with citrus and spice. I also smother the beast with butter and depending upon my mood, other spice rubs. I use a gas grill with some hickory chips added. I put them in when I estimate there is about 30 min. cooking time remaining. The cooking time is obviously dependant upon the size of your bird, but it will cook much quicker in the BBQ and it frees up an oven for other delectable :O) When using the BBQ you need to use a dripping pan to hold water. Use a pan that you won't mind getting ruined. I buy heavy weight disposable AL roasting pans for this. Just keep the bottom of the pan covered with water to catch the drippings so they don't smoke and flame.

I was either thinking about deep frying the bad boy this year or using a rotisserie on the BBQ :O) That should crisp it up nicely and keep the inside really juicy!
re: Okay, how about the bird?Jusme
Nov 18, 2003 7:57 AM
First you have to soak the thawed bird overnight in the fridge in water with a mixture of sugar & salt.

Then rub sage butter under the skin and put some onions & a little garlic in the cavity.

400 degrees. put him on a v-rack start him on one side for 45-50 minutes, rotate to other side same time, rotate bottom side up same time, then finish by rotating breat side up about 30 minutes. Baste at each turn.

If you try this and it's not the best turkey ever, I will personally drive support vehicle on any ride of your choice (but drunk, of course)
re: None of the above..BBQ'djrm
Nov 18, 2003 8:00 AM
ummm...ummm..uummm after a nice long ride.......
here's the best method for roasting I know.dr hoo
Nov 18, 2003 9:59 AM
http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_8398,00.html

Really works well, in a fool proof kind of way, but the remote thermometer is necessary. The downside is some uncertainty in timing, but given a long resting time that is not much of a concern.

I'll smoke a bird, but not for T-day. It's more of a summer thing for us. Tasty!

Deep fried? Keep your fire extinguisher handy. Hot oil and an open flame are a dangerous combination. I have no desire to fry one, but I do want a turkey fryer. Why? For the 170,000 btu burner! That sucker will heat up a carbon steel wok enough to get take out quality cooking at home. If you don't mind stir frying outside that is.
Now your talkin'!No_sprint
Nov 18, 2003 10:20 AM
I like the burner/stir fry idea. I fancy myself as being good in MY kitchen and hate the fact that the stove burners don't do justice with the wok. I've seen a flame disperser ring but haven't given it a go.

I don't cook turkeys, I go elsewhere to eat them!

You left Dr. Boo Hoo home this time. :)
If you need nice little labels for people....dr hoo
Nov 18, 2003 2:14 PM
I refuse to celebrate Thanksgiving. It glorifes our history of breaking treaties repeatedly, genocide and the rape of the land. We should celebrate it like they did on the show Northern Exposure. Decorations are skull and skeletons and other death images, and all the Indians get to throw tomatoes at white folk.

THAT would be an appropriate "celebration". Instead we stuff ourselves with food while people starve in the world, and worship giant Underdog balloons!

There, satisfied?
LOL!!!! Right on! nmNo_sprint
Nov 18, 2003 2:19 PM
Loved that show. I watched it "religiously" :O) nmLive Steam
Nov 18, 2003 2:22 PM
Step one: Go to honeybaked ham storeColnagoFE
Nov 18, 2003 10:33 AM
Step 2: Buy ham or turkey...done.