Best Wood for Smoking Turkey | Types, Recipes, and How to Choose?

As a lover of all things smoked, and an experienced pitmaster with formal culinary training, believe me when I say the best wood for smoking turkey is hickory. Having tried and tested various kinds of wood, I have found that the rich, smoky flavor and subtle nuttiness of hickory perfectly complement the taste of turkey. […]

Safety First: Should You Let Turkey Sit Out Before Cooking?

This is a bit of a tricky question to answer. While you can let turkey sit out on the counter before cooking, you shouldn’t leave it out for longer than two hours. And, on a warm day, the turkey shouldn’t be left out for more than an hour. When I was working as a chef, […]

How Long Is Turkey Bacon Good in the Fridge?

Turkey bacon is my favorite type of bacon because it is a tasty and healthy substitute for pork bacon. In my years of buying this flavorful meat strip, I’ve found that it stays good in the fridge for about a week. It took a few trials and errors, but I’ve reached a point where I […]

Turkey Button Not Popping: Deciphering What It Means

If the turkey button on your pop up timer isn’t popping, then either the timer is broken or the turkey hasn’t reached the programmed internal temperature. You should keep in mind that these timers are notoriously unreliable. Many of my friends are just starting their own families so it means that they are hosting dinners […]

Can You Cook Turkey With Plastic Leg Holder?

If you love turkey like me, you’ve probably gotten a whole turkey from the market, especially ahead of Thanksgiving. Cooking a turkey requires several preparations and you may wonder if it’s safe to cook the turkey with the plastic clip on its leg. Well, it’s safe, but not recommended. The plastic clip on a turkey […]

Can I Smoke a Turkey the Day Before? A Talk About Time

Yes, you can smoke your turkey a day before it needs to be served. It will then need to be refrigerated and then reheated when you are ready to eat. This may not be very traditional of me but I always smoke my turkey for Thanksgiving. The problem is, it can take me almost half […]

How to Smoke Turkey at 275? All You Need to Know!

You certainly can smoke the turkey at 275 – the bird will cook at a rate of 20 to 25 minutes per pound at this temperature. I don’t mean to brag but I have managed to get a lot of my friends on board with smoking turkeys. However, many of them don’t like the long […]

How to Cook Pre-Smoked Turkey Legs? 4 Easy Methods to Achieve Perfection

Cooking pre-smoked turkey legs is as simple as brushing them with olive oil and grilling them over medium heat until they are warm. They’re fully cooked already – you just need to heat them! You can also reheat smoked turkey legs in the oven, air fryer, or slow cooker. Turkey legs have always been a […]

How Many Slices of Turkey is 2 oz? Answered!

If the turkey slice is thinly sliced lunchmeat, 4 slices will weigh around 2 ounces. If the turkey slice is hand-carved off a bird for Thanksgiving, a single slice will likely weigh around 2 ounces. Use your kitchen scale if you want an exact answer. How many slices of turkey weigh 2 ounces depends on […]

Butterball vs Jennie-O Turkey | Who Sells the Best Turkey?

If you’re a turkey fan like me, you know Butterball turkey wins in most categories. It’s easier to handle and is a bit cheaper. Still, Butterball and Jennie-O are two popular brands offering high-quality turkey. They raise their birds differently, leading to unique tasting products. For years, I’ve cooked these two brands for my family […]

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