Dr. Pepper For Your Wild Turkey?
Use This Recipe From The Doctor For Great Tasting Turkey
By John Jameson
Wild turkeys can have a tougher texture than store bought, thicker muscles and less fat than traditional store-bought turkeys. Along with proper field dressing of your game and good meat handling after hunting, hunters can use different wild turkey breast recipes before and during cooking to create a great tasting meal from a fresh kill.
Simple recipes that require few ingredients, short prep time and watchful cook time typically work best when handling a wild turkey. The easiest and simplest way to create a great-tasting meal and leftovers from your wild turkey breasts is to baste or marinate them in a mixture of fresh olive oil, rosemary and garlic and bake in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 165-degrees Fahrenheit. If you elect to baste, be sure to check your turkey breasts every 10 minutes and re-baste the breasts. Because wild turkey has far less fat than a traditional store bought turkey and has also not been treated with preservatives and liquid fillers, it will dry out quicker during cook time. You need to pay a little special attention to your bird throughout the entire process.
For those hunters who love to toss their latest kill on the grill, one of the best wild turkey breast recipes that will ensure great taste and keep the meat from drying out on the grill is this simple overnight marinade using Dr. Pepper:
- one – 12oz can of Dr. Pepper with coarsely grated black peppercorns
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
Unlike traditional marinades utilizing the popular soda, this recipe suggests fewer ingredients, making it easy to substitute lime juice for lemon juice or teriyaki sauce for soy sauce, without negatively affecting your bird or the flavor of your meal. The addition of shaved almonds can also substantially enhance the flavor of your turkey breasts and will help keep the meat moist on the grill. This recipe can also be used in the oven.
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