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Nov 17, 2011 09:53 AM

pre cooked turkey dinners

Hi all:

going to my cousins home for turkey day and they will be buying one of those pre-cooked turkey dinners from Ralphs. My cousin is not much of a cook..heheh

are there any tips on re-heating methods to prevent it from drying out too much?

Any tips would be appreciated!

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  1. This may not sound very festive, but I would strongly suggest slicing the turkey in advance, rather than at the table, and reheating it in a very low oven (275-300) along with some moisture like turkey/chicken broth or sprinkle some wine over it. I would cover it initially and remove the cover for the last 5-10 min, so it isn't too wet. The liquid is important so the meat won't dry out.

    Ideally, you sould serve the turkey at room temp, that woudl be even better, but that won't fly with a lot of people.

    1. Read the instrucions that come with the turkey. We bought one once. Planned to heat it a short time. Turns out we were supposed to heat it a couple of hours. It was only partialy cooked. Had to hack it up to get it cooked through.