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Thanksgiving Cooking Instructions

Thanksgiving Cooking Instructions
   POULTRY RUB TURKEY RECIPE   1/4-1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Butter 4 Tbsp. Organic Butcher Poultry Rub SUGGESTED AROMATICS TO STUFF INSIDE TURKEY: apples, garlic, onion, sage, rosemary, thyme, and lemons.  OVEN ROASTED TURKEY COOKING INSTRUCTIONS We suggest using a meat thermometer to check your turkey so that it does not get overcooked and dry out. We have a few great options available in the shop! It is done when the thickest part of the leg is at 165 degrees. Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Step 2 - Rinse the bird and pat dry. Step 3 - Rub with butter or olive oil and generously sprinkle salt and pepper and /or your herb rub or spice mix inside the cavity and on the body.     Step 4 - Place in a shallow roasting pan breast-side down for the first hour. Turn back over, tuck the wings under the turkey and continue cooking.  Baste every 30-40 minutes. Total cook time is approximately 12-15 minute per lbs. A 10-12 lbs. bird should take about 2 -2 1/2 hours.                                                                   Step 5 - Check the turkey with the meat thermometer about thirty minutes before it should be done and remove at 160-165  degrees.  Allow to stand 30 minutes before carving. Don't skip this step!  SMOKED TURKEY COOKING INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 - Heat the smoker to 325 degrees. Lower temps work also if you want to increase the smoke flavor even more. Step 2 - Set the turkey over indirect heat, insert a probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast meat, and set the alarm for 160 degrees F. Close the lid and cook for 1 hour. Step 3 - After 1 hour check the bird; if the skin is golden brown, cover with aluminum foil and continue cooking. Also, after 1 hour, replace wood chips with new ones. Step 4 - Once the bird reaches 160 degrees (F), remove from grill, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 1 hour. Carve and serve. RE-HEATING SPIRAL CUT HAMS & SMOKED TURKEYS Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Step 2 - Place on elevated rack in a roasting pan.  Add 1/4" water and cover with aluminum foil. Step 3 - Heat until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees (F).  Approximately 7 minutes per pound.  

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