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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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How to moisturize carved turkey slices after refrigeration?

I have a slew of carved turkey slices in my refrigerator that I want to heat up to eat, but they are very dry. I had them stored in a zipper zip lock bag, but it didn't trap the moisture or maybe they weren't so moist to begin with. How can I get the moisture back into them and is using a microwave a bad idea?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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I always reheat turkey slices in gravy.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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I always reheat turkey slices in gravy.
+1 Heat it on low. It gives the turkey time to absorb some of the moisture.
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Use broth. I will lay the slices in broth and warm them, covered in the oven.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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+1 Heat it on low. It gives the turkey time to absorb some of the moisture.
On low in a microwave? Sorry for the silly question, but I have very little experience cooking. I've lived in Manhattan all my life, but now I'm forced to learn to cook. Thanks for your reply.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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Use broth. I will lay the slices in broth and warm them, covered in the oven.
Very silly question I have, but would I purchase the broth? I didn't cook the original turkey; they are left-overs from my family. I have a container of chicken broth in my cupboard.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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Very silly question I have, but would I purchase the broth? I didn't cook the original turkey; they are left-overs from my family. I have a container of chicken broth in my cupboard.
Not silly at all! Any broth, even a boullion cube with water will work. You can also make a gravy with the broth, whisk in a bit of flour or cornstarch. Keep stirring till it's lump-free and tastes good. You can also freeze the leftover turkey.

Microwaving in chicken broth will work just fine. Put the turkey pieces in a dish, put in some broth, cover with a paper towel or piece of plastic wrap, then nuke for a couple minutes. Check, taste, nuke some more if needed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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You could also buy a package of turkey gravy. There is a section in the grocery that has all kinds of mixes in envelopes and all you do is add water to the contents as directed on the package and bring to a boil. You'll end up with a pretty good gravy for your dry turkey slices.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:33 PM   #10
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Just a thought, if the turkey slices are from Thanksgiving, they are getting a bit old, and you might want to consider freezing them in a ziplock freezer bag, vaccuum seal bag, or just pitching.
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