Roast Heritage Turkey
Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2014
Heritage breeds promise juicier, more flavorful meat than do ordinary supermarket birds. But to deliver on that promise, you have to devise a different cooking method.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Heritage turkeys lead a much longer and more active life than their supermarket brethren, leading to dark meat that is well exercised and collagen-rich. Plus they have a shallower breast. Before roasting, we season under the skin and let th...