Friday, November 28, 2008
Hope everyone had a great meal yesterday!!!
Here's how I made my 16 pound free range turkey.
After washing and pat drying the bird, I stuffed him full of onions, garlic, 2 limes and fresh cilantro. When I say stuff, I mean STUFF. So full that it's bulging out.
Next I made a bed of onions and a cup of chicken broth to lay the turkey on.
Next I took about 6-8 slices of bacon and laid it across it's body.
In the oven he went at 375.
Made a garlic,onion and cilantro butter.
After about 40 minutes basted the turkey with the tasty butter.
For the next 3 hours, basted him regularly with the broth and about 3 more times with the butter.
I used an electric knife to slice. (remove the bacon before slicing)
The turkey stays EXTREMELY moist this way. (you know I don't like dry poultry by now)
I saved all the bones, neck and other goodies to make soup over the weekend.
Lots of leftovers. I'm al ready excited for the next days meals coming up.
Have a great weekend everyone.