Wednesday, December 1, 2010

'Candy Cigarettes' and Turkey Awesomeness

Candy Cigarettes: Thanksgiving 2009

Had no idea last year 2009 was/maybe our last Thanksgiving feast but actually I don't miss this holiday when we were abroad (Hamburg, Amsterdam and Paris -- no we didn't bump into Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt or the brood).

What is Thanksgiving?? Were we celebrating the lost civilization of Native Americans in essence to some degree? Anyway. Ck out our candy cigarettes from last Thanksgiving -- my beautiful lil' sis 'M' and her ginger, cinnamon, raisin YUMMMICOUS GFCF cakelettes. The pharmacotemptress is holding the cakelettes, CANDY CIGARETTES. *ha*






Ming Tsai's Asian Spiced Turkey Recipe

Like every year, the turkey on the side was roasted by moi... Diesel, free range, fresh from WholeFoods and brined to a perfection with asian spices with Ming Tsai's recipe of PERFECT TURKEY AWESOMENESS. (Did add some cut orange/lemon slices to the cavity to maintain moisture and added strategically placed double folded foil according to Alton Brown to prevent charred, burning).

See recipe upper left.


9 comments:

Beth@WeightMaven said...

Ha! Love the "candy cigarettes" slang ;)

Dr. B G said...

COOL. It's from Dr. Harris *haa*

primalmami said...

That turkey recipe looks de-lish-ous!! What did you fry it in?

Dr. B G said...

Hi Primal Mami!

Actually with toddlers and nieces under the age of 5 yo, we didn't take any chances with a hot oil turkey fryer yet (I'm real anal about hot liquids around kids coz I had burn as a kid). BUT Yes frying would've been EVEN BETTER :)

Every year we roast the bird at ultra high heat for a really short time (30min at 500) which seals the flavor in well then turned down to 350 for the remainder cooking time.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html

The lovely thing about brining is it's pretty forgiving because it is hard to overcook, rarely is it dry.

Marc said...

Yum!
I brined my turkey for the first time this year. It was delicious!

Marc

Dr. B G said...

Hey MARC!!

Yes -- well, I like brining because for me they are the most let's say dummy-proof *haa aha!*

Lookin forward to seeing more of your vids... they are obscenely HOT. they food looks d*mn good too. :)

-G

Dr. B G said...

Hey MARC!!

Yes -- well, I like brining because for me they are the most let's say dummy-proof *haa aha!*

Lookin forward to seeing more of your vids... they are obscenely HOT. they food looks d*mn good too. :)

-G

Fitnatic said...

Dr. BG! Good to see you (assuming its you).

We too brine the turkey - when we cook it at our friends home! Turns very moist every time!

Dr. B G said...

Fitnatic,

NO AIRBRUSHING because I don't know how *!!ahaaaa*

I even brine pork chops for 1-2 hrs before baking. Just love it coz it's FOOLPROOF!

-G