Ingredient of the Month: Turkey

Ingredient of the Month: Turkey

Lean but juicy, Turkey is a delicious, versatile meal option.



A lean meat that pairs well with many accompaniments, this holiday staple can be prepared in many ways and makes for great leftovers. Here, an in-depth look.

Why You’ll Love Turkey
Traditionally, turkey is thought of as a Thanksgiving staple, but this lean meat can be prepared in many ways, at any time of year. Whether it’s turkey breast, dark meat, sliced cold cuts or ground for chili, one thing’s for sure—it’s a popular and versatile meat.

How to Thaw Turkey
Thawing a turkey can take a while, so it’s important to allow plenty of time for the process. The best place to thaw it is the refrigerator. It typically takes about 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds and can remain in the fridge for a couple days once thawed.

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How to Pair Turkey
Turkey is moist and juicy, and its light flavor makes it a great pairing for traditional staples such as cranberry sauces, roasted vegetables, potatoes and stuffing. Since it’s not too rich or bold, it can also be a great lean addition to salads and soups and stews.

How to Brine Turkey
The end result of the brining technique is a moist, juicy bird, and it only requires soaking your turkey in a mixture of water, salt and savory seasonings overnight before cooking.

How to Prep & Recipe Ideas
There are so many ways to prepare turkey! You can roast, grill, fry, brine, smoke or stuff it. Use leftovers in sandwiches, chili or delicious turkey pot pies. The possibilities are endless!

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