Turkey Reimagined: Alternate Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Bird

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, most Americans hustle and bustle to ensure the meal goes off without a hitch. Fires need fueling, potatoes need pureeing, pies need baking, football needs watching, and turkey needs … well, a bit of a wake-up. With so many ways to prepare our favorite bird, it’s time to shake up our recipes. Try something new, using your Alfresco grill and accessories, and experience a new delicious!


countertop_pizza_oven_plusBraised Turkey anyone?

Though is does not allow the classic platter presentation, the braising method results in the moistest, juiciest turkey—and that more than makes up for not having it as a centerpiece on your table.

Obtain the preferred cuts of meat, place in an iron skillet and sear on all side using Alfresco’ s Pizza Oven Plus, which reaches 1000°F in less than 15 minutes. After browning for a few minutes, remove the pan from heat, add aromatic vegetables (until soft), then deglaze with your favorite wine. Return the meat to the pot along with some sort of acidic ingredient like diced tomatoes. Bring the braising liquid back to a simmer, then cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and transfer it to the 300°F oven. Braise for 1 to 5 hours, and bon a petite.


Deep FryAGSF

We promise, utilizing this method will not make you a Thanksgiving statistic or result in a call to the insurance company to increase the fire protection on your home. Just deep-fried, crispy skinned goodness.

Using the Steamer/Fryer/Pasta Cooker accessory of your ALXE grill, you’ll again portion your turkey to the preferred pieces, add peanut or vegetable oil to the pot that easily inserts into the grill, then drop the basket. This will cook fairly quickly, so you’ll want to pay special attention to the temperature and browning.



Grill or Rotisserie? Take your pick!

Lastly, of course, you have the option to grill your bird. Not only does grilling provide a crisp smokiness to the turkey, but it tends to free up space in the kitchen when desserts and side dishes are occupying all the oven and range top burners..

With the Alfresco grill, you’ll avoid dryness by expertly regulating the temperature for even cooking.

You may also consider utilizing the flush inset rotisserie to put a new spin on a classic. Its flush-mounted 1500° ceramic infrared burner keeps the outside crispy and catching the dripping in an aluminum pan will allow you to make a decadent gravy to accompany the showstopping main dish.


Turkey Reimagined: Alternate Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Bird
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