Back around Thanksgiving when turkeys were selling cheap at the grocery I saw this recipe for a boneless turkey. Now I seriously enjoy Chef John's recipe videos and this one made me really want to try it. So I grabbed an extra turkey and threw it in the freezer for a more experiment friendly time (after all, who wants to try an entirely new cooking method when you have guests coming for dinner? If you do - more power to you. That's not my cup of gravy.).
Anyway, the video is more about the technique than it is an actual recipe, so I figured out how to adapt Mom's stuffing recipe, thawed out the turkey, and got to work.
|Wrestling an 18 lb bird.
You start from the backbone and, working one side at a time, trim the meat from the bones. When you get to a joint (shoulder and thigh) you pop the bones out of the sockets and keep going. Just be sure not to cut through the belly skin.
|One side down, one to go.
|Seeing what I've got to work with
|Grasping a thigh bone and yanking it free
|Seasoned and ready for stuffing.