Has anyone ever done turducken for Thanksgiving?

by Swan 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • Swan

    Has anyone here ever done a turducken for Thanksgiving? If so, how was it? Was it really a lot of work, or is it easier than the recipe's make it out to be? Did you make yours Cajun style (spicy)?

    I saw this featured on one of the morning shows last Thanksgiving and thought it would be neat to try some year when we are going to have A LOT of people for dinner.

    (For those of you who don't know, a turducken is a chicken stuffed inside a duck, which is then stuffed inside a turkey.)

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  • Purza

    I learned about this dish yesterday. We were discussing it at work -- and I also learned how to spell "turkducken". LOL I would be willing to try it, but it is a bit foreign to me.


  • blondie

    Turkey and Duck

    I didn't know they could mate successfully.


  • Elsewhere
    a turducken is a chicken stuffed inside a duck, which is then stuffed inside a turkey

    Sounds tasty, in a morbid sortof way.

  • Swan

    LOL @ Blondie!

    A turkey, a duck, and a chicken! What a menage a trois!


    I was really intrigued when I first heard about it. I would like to try it someday when I have a big guest list and a lot of time.

    A woman at work de-bones all her turkeys at Thanksgiving, then smokes some of them to keep them till Christmas. She even takes them back home to Hawaii on the plane that way.

    She has been telling some of us gals how to de-bone the turkey, but warns us to start with a chicken or two first for practice. She also recommends de-boning just before the bird is fully thawed so it is easier to handle.


  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie

    We've had it several times over the past few years, but always buy ours "ready to roast" at the Cajun Meat Market locally.

    I've seen some already stuffed and ready to bake in the grocery store (HEB) here, but I'm sure you can find 'em at other supermarkets.

    The trick is to debone each bird (sequentially smaller, ie: turkey, duck, and probably a cornish game hen), then place a layer of stuffing between each as you stuff the birds inside one another.

  • Dawn

    That soooo does not sound good to me!

  • Mary

    I saw a presentation of the Turducken last year on CNN. They were in Louisiana at some restaurant that makes it only at Christmas time at I thought it looked fabulous! You have to de-bone the turkey, chicken and duck. They're all seasoned and the chicken and duck are plastered with stuffing, then seasoned and then put inside the turkey. It's slowly roasted 200 degrees F for 16 hours and apparently, people come from all over for it.

    I've looked for it up here in Canada, but nobody knows what the hell I'm even talking about when I ask if they've ever carried turducken.....ah well, if I ever make it back to Dixie, I'll be sure to try some!

  • Happy Guy :)
    Happy Guy :)

    de-bone 3 birds? Too much work. My days of spending hours and hours to cook a meal are done.

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