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11-02-2007, 08:41 AM #1
how to loosen the skin on a turkey
NOTE: Many of today recipes require you loosen the skin on the turkey.
Here is a bit of information on how to loosen the skin without
damaging the skin.
Poke the end of a small spoon between the breast meat and skin,
starting at the open cavity of the turkey. Move the spoon over the
breast to separate the skin from the meat; take care not to rip the
Do this on both sides of the breastbone. Place a spoonful of the
herbs, butter, spices, etc. under the skin, and press it out to
distribute it evenly over the breast.
11-02-2007, 08:43 AM #2
Well, this was the first year I've cooked a turkey,
and I do not like to touch raw meat of any type, so
putting my hand under the skin was out. I have a
marinade injector that I normally use for steaks, but
I decided to use it on the bird. I melted a stick of
butter, and mixed in some Mrs. Dash and savory, then
injected it into the turkey. It was great, I got
compliments even eating the leftovers today!
11-02-2007, 08:47 AM #3
I did this with my fingers ...at first It's hard to separate but there was one lil pocket that was separated from the skin so I took my rings off and just moved my fingers back and forth till I got to the butt. I mixed a garlic and herb soup mix and fresh garlic in butter and poultry seasoning mixed that all up and spread it up under the skin all over then all over the skin. I put my turkey on a bed of celery and carotts and chicken broth and stuffed it with onions and a lemon an fresh herbs rosemary, sage and thyme then on to bake....it was the best most flavorful and moist bird I've ever cooked......mine tend to be too dry. So this is a winner for us....everyone loved it! I saw it on Semi Homemade on foodtv.