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Can you stuff the cavity of a turkey?

Last Updated: 13th April, 2020

Do not stuff the body cavity.Makesure you weigh the turkey after stuffing tocalculatethe correct cooking time. As a guide, for every 500g ofstuffingadd an extra 10 minutes to the unstuffed cookingtime.Alternatively spoon the stuffing into a dish andcookseparately.

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Likewise, what can you put in the cavity of a turkey?

Liberally salt and pepper the inside of theturkeycavity. Stuff the cavity with the bunch ofthyme, halvedlemon, quartered onion, and the garlic. Brush theoutside of theturkey with the butter mixture and sprinklewith salt andpepper.

One may also ask, is it OK to stuff a turkey? A: No. All stuffing ingredients – meat,vegetables,etc. – should be cooked before they are placedinside theturkey. A: Stuff both the neck and thebody cavities,using about 1/2 to 3/4 cups of stuffing per pound ofturkey.It should not be packed in – any extra canbake alongside in aseparate dish.

Similarly, what can you put in a turkey cavity instead of stuffing?

While I prefer not to stuff the turkey, I doliketo place some aromatics inside the cavity —carrots,onions, garlic, celery, and fresh herbs are great. I'vealso usedapples and lemons before as well. Before placing theturkeyon the roasting rack, rub the skin liberally withbutter or canolaoil.

When should you stuff a turkey?

Food safety is a significant concern when dealingwithstuffing. The USDA doesn't recommend against stuffingaturkey (although it frowns on pre-stuffed turkeyspreparedby stores and restaurants), but warns that home cooksshoulduse a thermometer to make sure the stuffing hasreached 165degrees before serving.

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