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Old 11-17-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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Is cooking a turkey on it's breast best?

I cooked a fabulous turkey about five years ago, so moist, how I wish I'd kept that recipe! I am pretty sure I started it out on it's breast, and flipped it over partway through the cooking. I didn't cook it on it's breast the whole time, because I wanted it to brown. I also remember pouring chicken broth in the pan, which I think helped to keep it moist. Does anyone prefer to cook their turkey this way? I had been considering brining the turkey this year, but now I'm leaning towards this method instead. I'm on a mission to recreate that perfect turkey.


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Old 11-17-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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I can't help you, Barb. I've always cooked my turkey breast up and I've been cooking turkeys for many, many years. However, I've been brining mine for quite a few years now and will continue because of the great results. Our turkeys are always moist and juicy.

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Old 11-17-2007, 05:04 PM   #3
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There are many ways to cook a turkey that will give you good results. Moist meat has more to do with not overcooking than turkey position.

This is the recipe/process I use. It works well and results in a tasy and moist turkey.
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