This recipe is Sponsored by FoodSaver®, all opinions are my own.
Aight Guys!! I know Thanksgiving is already over, but I had to share this awesome trick I did! So this month I am partnering with FoodSaver® to show you how to enjoy your family and friends without the hassle of trying to cook a turkey at the same time! There is nothing more aggravating than trying to tend to a bird while everyone else is having fun and making memories. So this year, with the help of FoodSaver®, I was able to cook my turkey ahead of time so I could enjoy my time with family and friends!
One thing I would change for next time is to brine your turkey! Once your turkey is completely thawed, dry completely with paper towels. The next step is to rub your turkey down with some butter and lay on the seasoning. Make sure to get that seasoning under the skin as well! You can thank me later! I found it is much easier to season the turkey when it is already spinning on the rotisserie.
I had the grill running at around 300 degrees until the turkey hit an internal temperature of 165. Once it hit 165 internal, I brought it inside and allowed the turkey to cool completely before proceeding to the next step.
Once the turkey is completely cool, take your FoodSaver® Expandable Vacuum Seal Roll and cut it to the length that you will need to place the whole turkey inside. A good rule of thumb is to extend the bag at least 5 inches to make sure you have enough room. Now there is nothing left to do but vacuum sealing it up and tossing it in the freezer until you are ready to eat!
You can choose a few different ways to thaw out your turkey once you are ready. You can take it out of the freezer a day or two ahead of time and allow it to thaw. Then once thawed, take it out of the bag and place it in the oven on 250 to allow it to come up to temp. The last few minutes, I like to crank the broiler up and crisp the skin. Now I chose a different method and went with the Sous Vide. So you can either put your turkey in frozen or allow it to thaw before putting it in the water. If it’s frozen, it will just take a little more time. Once the turkey came up to temp, I threw it in the oven on broil to crisp the skin.
I was seriously impressed by how well this turkey came out! So if you don’t want the hassle of having to deal with your turkey during the Holidays, FoodSaver® is definitely the way to go! One of my favorite ways to eat a turkey sandwich is to take some Naan Bread, a little Mayo, Cranberry Sauce, Salt, Pepper and Turkey Gravy! Now, who’s ready to eat???