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Tips for cooking turkey

Tips for preparing and cooking turkey to ensure that its meat does not dry out and to increase its flavor, enjoying quality meat.

If we talk to you about a characteristic animal as the main ingredient in many of the Christmas recipes that tend to be made throughout the planet, surely the turkey will become one of the most prominent.

Among the most interesting benefits of turkey, we find that it is a type of white meat (or lean meat) especially low in fat and therefore in calories. It has a high content of proteins of high biological value, little cholesterol and is also extremely rich in fatty acids, which help protect the heart and prevent cardiovascular diseases. In addition, its high content of minerals (such as iron) and group B vitamins is surprising.

Regarding its calories, 100 grams provide only 160 calories, while the good quality of its meat makes it a widely used animal for Christmas recipes.

Among these recipes, for example, on a previous occasion we explained how to make a delicious turkey with champagne. Although the stuffed turkey is undoubtedly one of the most recommended options. In this sense, we also show you how to cook stuffed turkey.

But considering that turkey is a type of meat that easily dries out, it is always useful to have some tips on hand to cook turkey and thus enjoy all its flavor and different organoleptic properties.

How to prevent turkey meat from drying out?

One of the characteristics of turkey is that, despite its ease of preparation and cooking, we can run the risk of overcooking it and its meat drying out. Even if we don’t overdo it, it can still dry out.

To avoid this, a simple trick is to take a bowl or saucepan, fill it with milk and add a few drops of lemon juice before cooking. We must marinate it in this mixture and leave it for a few hours. We will make it as juicy as it is tender.

Is it possible to increase the flavor of turkey meat?

Although turkey meat is notoriously delicious, it can sometimes be less flavorful. To increase it there are different preparations options that will help reinforce its flavor: prepare it in the pan or on the grill. When it is done, you can add a little salt.

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