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Soups

Spatchcocked Turkey Stock

For Thanksgiving this year we spatchcocked a turkey two days in advance and brined it in buttermilk. It was delicious, and had the added benefit of giving us time to make this homemade turkey stock in advance, which we then used in Day-Before Gravy (trying to simultaneously make gravy and get the meal on the table is quite stressful for me, so making it in advance is key!).

This recipe includes instructions for browning the raw turkey parts, unlike most recipes that assume you’ve already roasted your turkey.

Yield: 7 to 8 cups Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Soups

Juliette’s Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

A great holiday bird deserves a great second act. Use the leftovers for this fantastic soup.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Poultry

Guy’s Roast Turkey

This year for Friendsgiving we decided to try a real turkey, and as usual when we’re trying something new, we looked to Alton Brown for guidance. This turkey soaks in brine overnight (we stashed ours in the kegerator) to ensure a juicy and delicious bird.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Poultry

Alex’s Whole Smoked Turkey

Marinate the turkey in a paste made from olive oil, red wine, red and black pepper, and sugar. Smoke over apple or cherry wood, and baste with the remaining marinade.

Yield: 20 servings Total time: 4 to 6 hours
Poultry

Sharon & Tim’s Turkey Enchiladas

Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas is even better the second time in these post-holiday enchiladas.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Poultry

Pecan-Crusted Turkey Cutlets

This recipe is so easy, sooooo good, and very Southern. Dredge turkey cutlets in a combination of soft breadcrumbs and chopped pecans seasoned with sage, and then bake.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 20 minutes
Poultry

Jeanne-Marie’s Smoked Turkey

To re-heat a pre-smoked turkey, stuff it with quartered apples and oranges, drape it in bacon, and pour sherry and cider over it.

Total time: 1 hour
Breakfasts

Marco Polos

Top English muffins with ham, turkey, onion, tomato, broccoli, and cheese sauce, and bake for a delicious breakfast.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 30 minutes