Roast Turkey (2014-03-15)

Sophia was given a frozen turkey last Christmas and it's been sitting in mom's freezer ever since.  Mom barely knows how to use the oven, much less cook a turkey in it. 

Trying to save the bird from getting past the use-by date too long (it expired last Christmas day!), I volunteered to cook it.  I didn't have a specific recipe for it, but I did follow some of the steps and cooking time from Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay.

I asked KL to bring me the instant read thermometer from home and the thigh meat read just under 165F when it came out of the oven.  I then tented it tightly with foil and let it rest for 2.5 hours.  It was still very hot when we carved it and the dark meat was super moist but the breast meat was a tad dry.

That 4.6kg turkey fed lots of people for quite a few meals.  I still prefer chicken or duck to turkey.

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