What better way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday – in your RV at your favorite camping spot. That favorite spot might just be a favorite hunting spot for turkey. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a wild turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner.
If you are dreaming about spending Thanksgiving in the woods but you don’t have an RV, it’s not too late. Stop by Specialty RV Sales to pick up your next “dream toy.”
Cooking Wild Turkey
Cooking wild turkey is a bit different than cooking a regular turkey in that you won’t want to eat the drumsticks as they are tough. You can still cook the whole bird and stuff it, but it’s better to cook just the breasts.
Soak the turkey breasts in buttermilk for 3 to 4 hours. The buttermilk tenderizes the turkey and removes any “gamey” flavor, though turkey doesn’t have much of a gamey flavor.
Line a baking pan with foil if you are using a sheet tray, or you can use a casserole dish – whichever fits in your RV’s oven. Remove the turkey from the buttermilk, but do not rinse it. Arrange it in the baking dish so that there is at least an inch between the pieces. Liberally coat both sides of the breast meat with salt and pepper. Add poultry seasoning and garlic powder to taste.
Make your favorite stuffing. You can either cook it separate or cook it with the turkey. If you cook it with the turkey, make sure you arrange it on and around the meat in an even layer.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it’s done. Doneness will depend on the size of the turkey breasts and whether you cook the stuffing with the turkey. Use about 20 minutes per pound as a baseline, but be sure to check it with a meat thermometer.
Add the Rest of the Goodies
Prepare the rest of the traditional dishes including red mashed potatoes with garlic, green beans, corn and cranberry sauce. Bake your favorite pies, but don’t forget the apple and pumpkin pies.
Stop by Specialty RV Sales
Stop by Specialty RV Sales to pick out your new RV – or if you have one, stop by to get it serviced before you head out on your holiday trip.