1. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey With Chipotle and Orange: The great people over at Kraft have come up with this amazing Thanksgiving turkey recipe. This beast of a bird has everything that a red-blooded American Thanksgiving turkey should have. A little spice, turkey, and bacon! We thought to ourselves, how can this not be good? This recipe will take some time, but we’re pretty sure this is how the Pilgrims would’ve wanted it.
2. Herb-Rubbed Spatchcocked Roast Turkey: So your Thanksgiving plans fell through, or you waited too long to thaw your turkey and now you only have 90 minutes to cook a beautiful crispy turkey? Don’t worry, Our friends over at seriouseats.com have a solution. Try the spatchcocked method.
This method starts by you removing the spine of the bird. It allows you to lay the bird flat, which allows for a faster more even cook. Since it cook fast it means less moisture is lost, and when it comes to turkey breasts you need all the moisture you can get.
This curious method of spatchcocking gets rave reviews, and will have your guests asking for the recipe.
3. The Ultimate Turducken: This wild concoction of birds may be the craziest method on this list. If you’ve never heard of a turducken, then you’re in for a treat.
Close your eyes and imagine a duck inside a chicken inside a turkey. Mind blown! If you love duck, chicken, and turkey in one moist and flavorful bird buffet, then you will love this recipe. This recipe from seriouseats.com offers a step by step guide to the craziest Thanksgiving turkey ever served!
This method consists of using a beer can or ceramic stand that holds the beer while making a nice little seat for your turkey. The idea here is to get that wonderful grill flavor while the inside of your bird is being steamed by the nice flavors of the beer.
America’s Test Kitchen suggest adding two dry bay leaves to your can to give it a nice herbal flavor. They also suggested a can of lemonade if you don’t have beer.
5. ThermoWorks Fried Turkey: We all love fried food, and turkey is no exception. Frying a turkey can be dangerous, but if you have the right equipment you can transform your turkey into a moist and beautiful golden brown turkey that should be labeled “As seen on tv.”
The oil keeps your breast moist and you turkey skin nice and crispy.
Brining your turkey before you fry it will also help to keep it nice and moist.
From all of us here at ThermoWorks we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoyed reading through these unique ways to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. Now the time has come. Will you stick with the traditional oven roasted turkey, or will you venture out to try one of these crazy cooking methods?
Comment below and let us know how you will be cooking your Thanksgiving turkey this year.