Thanksgiving Turkey Breast

Well I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe that Thanksgiving time is upon us again.  Where does the time go?  With all of the craziness going on in 2020, it's going to be nice to sit down to a nice holiday meal and leave everything else behind for a day.  No election craziness, COVID on the rise, or crazy weather can stop us from enjoying our favorite day for eating turkey!  The big question is, how will you prepare yours?

In our house, we will not be throwing the normal 20 person feast and extravaganza this year.  It will be a much smaller crowd and more intimate holiday.  With a much smaller crowd, we figure we won't need as much food, just enough to have some leftovers for that turkey sandwich I look so forward to.  Therefore, we are cooking a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.

One thing I like to do differently when making a turkey breast is that I like to remove the skin and cook it like that.  Sounds crazy, right?  Ron has lost his mind!  Well, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.  By removing the skin and putting the seasonings directly on the meat, every bite has that tasty flavor that may be missed if the skin falls off.  This is especially true if you like to carve your turkey really thin.

Can a turkey breast with the skin removed really be as good as the bird with its skin left intact?  We try and answer that question here but try it for yourself, you decide.  Either way, it’s a great day to come together, enjoy your loved ones and take in the Super Bowl of food holidays!

There really isn’t a recipe for this week.  Simply season your turkey with your favorite rub or seasonings.  For today's cook, we used Wassi’s Meat Market Limited Edition Turkey Rub.  It packs plenty of great flavor without taking over the taste of that juicy bird. **PRO TIP** If you are leaving the skin on and want crispy skin, it helps to leave the bird uncovered in the fridge overnight before cooking.  I like to cook turkey at 350°.  It keeps the juices in there nicely and helps the skin get crispier.  Caution-after trying it with the skin off, you may never make a turkey with skin on again!

 Video Recipe

We at FOGO Charcoal would like to take the time to wish you and your family a very Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy each other and remember what the holiday is for.  As whacky as 2020 has been, there are still many things to give thanks for.  For us, for starters, we are thankful to you, our loyal #FOGOFamily.  Without you, none of this would be possible.  We thank you and hope you enjoy living #TheFOGOLife!



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