7 Leftover Turkey Recipes to Be Thankful For
After last night�s festive Thanksgiving meal, you now have a ton of leftover turkey sitting in the fridge. What to do with it all? Don�t you worry: We have you covered with seven delicious ways to use up all that bird. From turkey pumpkin soup to turkey curry, there�s a recipe for every turkey lover in your family.
How to Cook a 21.5-Pound Turkey at 325 Degrees Fahrenheit
The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs 15 pounds, so your 21.5-pound turkey is a hefty bird and thus requires a relatively long roasting time -- about 4.5 to 5 hours at 325 degrees.
How to Cook a Turkey Burger Thoroughly
Turkey burgers are an alternative to burgers made with beef. They are healthier due to turkey meat's lower fat content and provide a different taste to a burger sandwich. Forming and cooking turkey burgers is done much the same way as with their beef counterparts with one exception, which is temperature.
How to Cook a Butterflied Turkey
A butterflied turkey is flattened and stretched out in a meaty butterfly shape. The entire backbone is removed, making it easier to spread, cook and carve than whole turkeys. The simplest way to cook a butterflied turkey is to roast it in an oven.
How to Cook Pre-Smoked Turkey Drumsticks in the Oven
Fully cooked, smoked turkey drumsticks can be heated in the oven. Proper techniques will ensure that the meat does not dry out. You can purchase smoked turkey legs at some butcher shops and at many grocery stores, or you can make them at home.
Directions for Cooking a Turkey Breast in a Convection Oven
A turkey breast cooked in a convection oven develops a crisp skin that helps seal in juices, so the meat stays moist as it roasts to perfect tenderness. Convection cooking speeds up the roasting process by circulating heated oven air around the food with a simple fan in the back of the oven.
Defrosting Frozen Ground Turkey in the Microwave
Frozen ground turkey is a staple ingredient for many meals, from turkey burgers to turkey chili. Lean ground turkey is a good substitute for ground beef if you are trying to reduce your intake of fat and calories. Ground turkey is a good source of vitamin B6, selenium, iron, niacin and phosphorous.
How to Cook Turkey Links on the Stove
If you enjoy the savory flavor of link sausage but you're concerned about the fat and calorie content of pork, consider a switch to turkey link sausage. Three fresh pork link sausages contain approximately 165 calories and 15 grams of fat, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database.
How to Reheat Turkey and Keep It Moist
When prepared properly, turkey is moist and tender, but when it's reheated, it can sometimes lose its juiciness and texture. After safe storage -- with stuffing removed and the turkey stashed in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking -- leftover turkey can be served cold.
How to Moisten a Dry Turkey
If you cook a turkey for too long, the meat�s natural juices will burn away and it will become dry. Dry turkey has a dull flavor and is difficult to chew and swallow. Rather than smothering dry turkey with too much gravy, you can moisten the meat.