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Sara Z Nov 12, 2004 10:11 AM

Has anyone ever had one of these - can you tell me how it is???

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    bob Nov 20, 2004 09:29 AM

    to me it sounds absolutely aweful. I just can't imagine what all that duck fat would do inside the turkey. yuck, and i love to cook with duck fat, but in this case its just grease.

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      Amin (London Foodie) Nov 13, 2004 03:03 AM

      This has been discussed on several other boards
      including 'whats my craving', however I cannot
      locate the main board where I had originally seen
      it.

      The attached link (hope this works) was contributed
      on one of the US boards by Steve Plotnicki:
      http://www.thesalmons.org/lynn/turducken.html

      (hopefully chowhound team will now allow this
      thread to remain on this board

      )

      Link: http://www.thesalmons.org/lynn/turduc...

      1. The Chowhound Team Nov 12, 2004 12:44 PM

        Hi Sara-

        Please continue this discussion on General Topics, unless, of course, the discussion morphs in to how to cook turducken or recipes for turducken. Discussion of food items or sourcing of food items, still lives on General Topics.

        Thanks.

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          StriperGuy Nov 12, 2004 12:32 PM

          The "Weekend" section of today's Wall Street Journal has a whole article comparing Turducken from various purveyors.

          Their "Best Overall" and "Best Value" was from:

          Cajun Grocer
          www.cajungrocer.com
          888-272-9347

          They had some of the same criticism, most were "not necessarily as good as the sum of their parts", but they did like the one from Cajun Grocer. Of course with the publicity I am sure that Cajun Grocer will be sold out until Thanksgiving 2010.

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            Jess Nov 12, 2004 12:18 PM

            I had one last year for TG at my parents-in-law's. It's ok, but I think it's less than the sum of its parts. All of the constituents would be better appreciated separately. The only thing it really has going for it is the novelty.

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              L-pie Nov 12, 2004 10:53 AM

              When I think of turducken, I think of Calvin Trillin. I've never had a turducken, but he's the man who's made me wish I had.

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                foodiex2 Nov 12, 2004 10:53 AM

                It is a unique taste. We had one for a big family get-together. It was interesting that night (albeit VERY salty). You can't really tell the difference in the meat (turkey, duck and chicken) but you really taste the different stuffings. The most pronounced flavor was the andouille sausage. We served it with collared greens, black beans and rice, sweet potatoes, corn bread and a big basic salad. We poured a fairly new Shiraz (Coppola) and assorted Sauvignon Blanc.

                However the leftovers were HORRIBLE. The flavors seemed to separate, the stuffing became glutinous and the meats seemed stringy and dry. Maybe we re-heated too long?

                The general consensus among the group is that we glad we tried it but we don’t have any desire to have again on our lifetime.

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