Roasted Wild Turkey
Wild turkeys are native to North America and did you know that there are five subspecies all thriving well after years of threatened extinction?
How many feathers cover the body of an adult turkey?
(see answer below)
Wild turkey is actually more like a range fed chicken than the commercial product. That means leaner, tougher, tastier.
The adult turkey has between 5,000 and 6,000 in patterns called feather tracts.
To cook the wild turkey on the grill takes a little technique to make it tender. Read carefully and follow closely.
1/3 Cup water on to boil
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Turn it off and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Pour up, straining the herbs and add:
1/4 Cup butter and melt
Inject this into the turkey in small amounts in many locations. Rub the exterior down with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast at 325 until the thigh reaches 155 degrees. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before carving.
Don't have a wild turkey in the back yard? Try this with a domestic bird and take a trip on the Wild Side. You will enjoy!