MW turkey cooked--REALLY!!!! WARNING--PICS

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by longranger, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I culled my first turkey, a MW because of squinty eyes and some colored feathers. Even at 19 weeks with no fattening up he dressed out at 11#. Delicious. Can see why it has won taste tests. One bite on this bird had more flavor than a whole butterball. He is in a 16" oval pan For size reference.


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  2. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Mmmmm! Looks tasty!
     
  3. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking Good! [​IMG] What breed was it MW? New to turkeys! [​IMG]
     
  4. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Midget white. This likely will be my "chicken" for the forseeable future. Has incredible flavor and is a lot more fun to grow than meat chickens. Harvested young they are about the size of a large roaster chicken. Can't wait to smoke a mature one that has been fattened up.
     
  5. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yummmmmm!
     
  6. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Looks dad-gum good to me!! [​IMG]
     
  7. cashela

    cashela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. As odd as this is, I don't like turkey, eating wise that is, I prefer chicken. Always have, I don't know why.
     
  8. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are all entitled to our own favorite flavors but if your experiences have been limited to overcooked broad breasted comercial birds you may want to give a home grown heritage turkey a taste. Properly prepared they are incredibly flavorfull and juicy. Then again that does not mean you will like the flavor.LOL
     
  9. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Try brining all your whole birds, you will never have another dry one. Dissolve about 1/2 cup of salt, less if using sea salt, and then fill the container holding your bird so that it fully covers the whole bird. Put in frig overnight and then cook as usual. OMG! Does it work great. You can add other stuff to your brine too like hot peppers, spices like peppercorns, garlic, onion, pepper flakes, maybe even a little soy sauce too. Use your imagination. You are going to love it.
     
  10. mustangrose & chicks

    mustangrose & chicks New Egg

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    Would you happen to have hatching eggs for sale for the MW turkeys? mustangrose & chicks
     

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