SAFEST METHOD TO THAW A TURKEY & HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
The key is to plan ahead. It takes approximately 3 days for a 20 pound turkey to fully defrost. It's recommended to allow your turkey to defrost while in your refrigerator.
HOW MUCH STUFFING IS TOO MUCH?
A turkey will cook more evenly if it is not densely stuffed. Add flavor by loosely filling the cavity with aromatic vegetables such as carrots, celery, onion or garlic - or by carefully tucking fresh herbs underneath the breast skin. (Advice by New Frontier's Turkey Tips)
Try using a whisk to blend in chicken broth until you've reached the right consistency. Then give it a taste to see if it needs more seasoning.
Try combining equal parts of cornstarch and stock to make a thick slurry mixture. Then mix that into your gravy until you reach a better consistency. Also make sure to check on the seasoning.
IDEAS FOR A PERFECT TURKEY TOPPING
Traditional Herb & Garlic
HOW DO YOU REHEAT LEFT OVERS WITH EURITA IN YOUR MICROWAVE?
Yep, your EURITA is Microwave Safe. So if you have large enough microwave or if you have one of the 2 qt Dutch Oven EURITA here is what you need to know.
Soak the lid to your Eurita
Center clay pot in the middle of your microwave
Do not slide it across the surface - the bottom is rough and could scratch the glass shelf.
Always place the largest and thickest parts of food toward the outside of the dish.
Foods can be stacked or arranged on top of each other if necessary.
During cooking, stir or rearrange foods to expose all parts equally to heat.
Select 8 minutes for 700 watt oven and 10 minutes for 600 watt oven. More time can always be added but overcooking in the microwave causes dehydration and makes the food dry and tough.
HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE
- Our friends at Whole Foods have a great chart to help. Check it out!
Reasons To Try Cooking in Clay
1. Easy To Use
Using the Eurita is easy so don't be intimidated. Soak the lid (base doesn't need soaking but you can if you want extra steam in the oven). Add your ingredients and place in a cold (not pre-heated oven). Then just set the temperature and have a glass of wine. You can use our Eurita cookbooks if that helps you but any family recipe will work just fine. The only alteration is the time to cook, since your not using a pre-heated oven. The average temperature is about 400°F for most dishes.
2. Healthy Style of Cooking
This is a healthy style of cooking because you don't have to add extra oils and fats to get great flavors. During the cooking process the clay roaster is always circulating the natural flavors of the items you are cooking because of the porous clay. So rather then adding so much fat to get a good flavor, let the Eurita show you how wonderful your ingredients can actually taste with no additives.
3. Cook Anything
When people see images of the Eurita they think about cooking roasts, turkey, chicken, or pork. The results of those will blow your mind. However the Eurita is unlike any other roaster on the market. The steaming action from the Eurita applies to so many other kinds of foods. So say hello to cooking fish, desserts, soups, appetizers, and yes bread!
4. Easy to Clean
Let's be honest, cleaning is an important factor when buying any cooking dish. The Eurita was created with a glass frit lining in the bottom. What it does is make it so much easier to clean. If that was not enough, the Römertopf is dishwasher safe as well.
5. Microwave Safe
Cooking in the winter/fall is not a problem. However summer heat can deter our desire to turn on the oven. So just know that Eurita is microwave safe. So there are several models that work great in the microwave. So don't let summer heat stop you from using the Eurita.
6. Chemical Free
This is a huge question that is always asked. There are so many opinions on the internet that it can be confusing. We are going to make this easy for you. There is no chemicals added, or fillers. The entire Eurita line was been European tested at the highest levels in the world. In case you didn't know, the standards in Europe are much higher than in the US so we use the highest level of testing to prove to you how safe these roasters are.
7. Never Baste Again
Basting is a technique used to take juices that collect at the bottom of the roaster and drizzle the juice back over the dish to keep it moist and full of flavor. Personally I never remember to do it. The Eurita does this for you. The clay roaster works off steam (the evaporated juices/water) in the dish. It's always circulating to give you the most tender results. Most roasters just get condensation that will collect on the lid and drop down on your food. That means the dish could be soggy. Steam however give you the juice circulation that you need but the crispy chicken crust that everyone will fit over.
8. One Pot Option Cooking
The Eurita is most notably known for being a one pot cooking vessel. You can add your veggies & meats together for the most delightful meal. It's up to you if you want to cook everything at once or just focus on one item. The results for both are great. Don't be afraid to try cooking pasta, rice and other items in your Eurita.
9. Never Burn a Meal Again
There may not be anything worse then burning your dinner. The reasons vary but it usually stems from too much heat and not enough liquid. In the Eurita the pot is using the lid that was stored in the lid during the soaking process as well as the juices from your food. You could over cook your food for a few hours and never burn your meal.
10. Serve at Your Table
Each Eurita works the same way. The difference in the models is just the pattern on the outside and the capacities. Each Römertopf are hand sanded at the factory and have a smooth finish. So why get more dishes dirty, just take your dish to the table to serve from. Not only do you save on dishes, but it looks beautiful on the table and will keep the food warm for the entire meal.