Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gluten Free Thanksgiving

Roast turkey on its own should be gluten free. Just be careful as some brands inject broth and that broth may contain gluten. Also, assuming you aren’t cooking for yourself, a turkey stuffed with gluten containing bread will be seriously contaminated – if there is going to be gluten containing stuffing, it has to be outside of the bird.  [Generally speaking it is now generally considered unsafe to cook stuffing inside a roasting bird anyway.]

Gluten Free Stuffing, Gluten Free Gravy
and Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
I’ve posted seperate articles on gluten free gravy, gluten free stuffing and dairy free mashed potatoes to aid in searching.  Technically, although I’m writing this first, I’ll post the others first so on the main page they’ll read correctly top to bottom.

Roast the turkey according to the instructions on the turkey being sure not to add gluten containing stuffing, seasonings, and/or basting liquids.  Be sure to use a meat thermometer to the correct temperature (170 for a turkey breast, 180-185 for a whole turkey measured in the thickest part of the thigh). 

Figure on ½ - 1 1/2 pounds of turkey per person (use the lower end if just making a turkey breast, more towards the upper end if roasting the whole bird).

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

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