A Turducken – A Revolutionary Holiday Experience
What shall we have for Thanksgiving this holiday season?
The answer is a turducken.
What is a turducken? A stuffed Turducken is a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, which is in turn stuffed into a deboned turkey, hence the title. It can take five hours to make a turducken. Our team of meat cutting experts can debone a turkey in two minutes and a chicken in one minute.
A turducken is made of a solid portion of meat and breast meat. Turduckens need a slow cooking to prevent the meat to dry out. We recommend cooking the turducken at 350˚F covered for four hours, then it should be left uncovered and cooked for an additional hour for the skin of the turkey to turn brown.
The slow cooking process is essential for the bird to turn out moist and juicy. The turducken is only held together with the skin, therefore do not be surprised if it splits during the roasting process.
Once the trifecta of birds came out of the oven and brought to the table, your family and guests will cheer about the beautiful golden brown color of the turkey. The genius idea behind this dish is that the taste of a turducken has no equals. The fragrance and scent of the warm duck meat, chicken, and the turkey make the turducken unique and unmistakably different from any other birds you have served before.
The concept of Turduckens has been around for three centuries. Back then, they were delicacies reserved only for royalty as they were so extravagant dishes that only a few could afford.
Such a feast is not new, history tells that the art was formally refined in classical French cuisine around the 19th-century “Roti sans Pareil” or “Roast without Equal”, which consisted of 17 stuffed birds ranging from a bustard to a tiny garden warbler.)
Today, turduckens are very popular in South Louisiana, they come in different flavor, and are filled with one of a kind Louisiana recipes like; Crawfish and Shrimp, Pork & Sausage Jambalaya, Creole Pork Sausage, Cornbread, Cornbread and Rice and Creole Pork and Cornbread.
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