30.11.09

If I Can Cook a Turkey, So Can You!

[All sealed up in the brine! We used two XL Ziploc bags to soak the turkey.]

[We had to clear our fridge out, then squashed one of our drawers against the turkey so that it would be completely submerged by the brine.]

[12 hours of brining and 3 hours in the oven...hooray! We didn't burn it!]

[Ta-dah!]

[The aftermath]

I want to give a big thank you to everyone who gave me advice on how to cook a turkey last week. We took dethbakin's advice and followed Alton Brown's recipe, and as you can see, it came out alright! The second day turkey kicked the just-carved turkey's butt. It just tasted so much juicier, and made a good feast for breakfast on black Friday.

Now I am so sick of turkey! We used it on pizza, in pesto pasta, and sandwiches. I'm starting to run out of ideas.

Roasting the turkey together with the boy was also a great bonding experience. Both of us had no clue what we were doing and we were so proud when we took it out of that oven that we hugged in joy.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!
Moo

9 comments:

Jen said...

Good for you! I cooked my first turkey this year too!

julia::ordinarysaturdays said...

It looks great! I used Alton Brown's recipe for my first turkey too. He knows what he's doing.

dethbakin said...

It looks beautiful Mo!! I'm so glad it worked out. And I'm with you on the leftovers being way better.

Chocolate Lover said...

Nicely done! Looks great and I imagine it tasted even better. Still seems a little daunting for me

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Looks delicious Mo! Haha freeze it then! Our house never loved turkey that much and my friend skipped it altogether in Switzerland. But I am now again thinking about deep fried turkey...mmmm

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Mo - That looks so DELICIOUS!!! I'm so coming over next year. ;)

honey my heart said...

mmm looks delish! great job mo :)

THE ALTERNATIVE BRIDE said...

Yeah great job! It looks amazing! I'm sort of sad that I missed out on turkey dinner. I'm considering having a mini TG dinner this weekend. Maybe I'll follow Alton Brown too :)

Carol said...

Wow! I am very impressed, that is awesome!

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