Monday, November 22, 2010

Spatchcock Turkey for Thanksgiving--Strike a Pose!

I don't cook the big Thanksgiving bird in the oven. I grill it. Here are some fun pictures from 2009, and videos of our Thanksgiving feast in preparation as well as a link to how to properly spatchcock any hen/bird for the grill. I'll be too busy grilling the bird to post on Thanksgiving Day, but I had to share these hilarious photos. And if you plan on spatchcocking the big bird, do so with assistance. It is hard to cut out that back bone. And it's even harder to break the breast bone. But oh, the end result is so worth it!!



Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Putting yummy spices between the skin and flesh.

I believe she's a dead bird.

Instructing the future cook so I can retire.

video



4 comments:

Gwen Hernandez said...

I've never even heard of cooking it that way. Very interesting. I hope yours turns out great this year. =)

Christine said...

Thanks Gwen--it is soooo good. We're really looking forward to it. It frees up our oven for the casseroles and stuff when we grill the bird. And it cooks faster, too. I'll let you know how it turns out.

What are you planning to make?

:-)

Kieran Kramer said...

Really interesting! I watched that whole video. I'd never heard of spatchcocking. I can see how it must be super convenient to have your oven free.

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing this--oh, and I loved seeing the photos of you and your daughter hard at work! It brought a smile to my face seeing y'all fight that turkey!

Kieran :>)

Christine said...

Thanks Kieran. We spatchcock all the time. Chickens turn out great on the grill. But with chicken we take the skin off and put on strips of bacon... yumminess. We don't eat the bacon--well darling husband does LOL.

This year we're making our sweet potato casserole and other goodies along with the turkey. I will have to get darling husband to video the training session :-)

Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

:-)