Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Removing the wishbone from your turkey before roasting: how and why
Work the knife (or finger) around, under and along the length of the bone separating it from the meat:
Pull the skin back down, or this is a great time to add fresh herbs on top of the meat, between the skin, or use the extra room to add more stuffing. I use a couple of toothpicks to secure the skin over and under the bird.
I found these pictures and direction on this website.
I also found this video about how to carve a turkey that is closest to how I do it (with the exception of removing the wishbone before roasting!)
I thought Thanksgiving was next week, so I've got a couple of frozen birds defrosting in the fridge already! It's going to be all fine because I decided to cook for my family on Sunday, the 24th. It's the first time I've cooked dinner before the actual holiday. Mark and I are leaving for Israel on the 3rd of December and I though it would be better for us to free up the weekend before to get ready.
Have you ever cooked Thanksgiving dinner before the holiday? Or, do you remove your wishbone before you roast your bird (s)? Any other tips you want to share?