My Mom made a good Turkey! No… she made amazing turkey EVERY SINGLE TIME! It might have been her super amazing Gravy… because I would drowned my turkey in that stuff, but which ever way you ate her turkey, it was AWESOME! I believe she made Turkey the same way each time, and I don’t know where she got this recipe from because when I look up “Mustard Plaster for Turkey” on the internet it comes up with cold remedies?!?! I didn’t know that this was such a unique recipe?!?! Maybe it has a different name that I am unaware of? Either way I’m going to share with you my Mom’s super awesome recipe because I want people to be able to enjoy her cooking even through she is no longer here. By sharing her food I can feel her here! Love you Mom! This photo is my mom and I at an outdoor concert! LOVE!
This is her recipe in her own writing and I KNOW!!!!… There are no amounts, so you just have to put more dry ingredients than wet and wing it. I have made Turkey this way ever since she passed away almost 9 years ago now, and the turkey is always GREAT. I am no turkey cooking expert here, yet my turkey is never too dry and turns out super yummy each time! If you are looking for a super easy yummy recipe for your turkey this holiday I’d say that you should give this recipe a try!
- Dry Mustard (I’d say about 5 Tablespoons)
- Worcestershire Sauce (I’d say about 1 Tablespoon)
- Olive Oil (I’d say about 1 Tablespoon)
- Vinegar (I’d say about 1 Tablespoon)
- Salt (I’d say about 1 teaspoon)
- Pepper (I’d say about 1 teaspoon)
METHOD TO MAKE MUSTARD PLASTER FOR TURKEY
Step 1: Mix all ingredients into a “Think Paste”. You can see that mine isn’t so much of a paste but more of a sauce… I don’t know… It still tasted amazing! (I didn’t measure anything, I just added things to the bowl. lol)
Step 2: Rub thick paste or “Sauce” on the inside and outside of the Turkey.
Turkey is covered in Mustard Plaster!
Step 3: Refrigerate for 2 hours before stuffing. I didn’t have room in my refrigerator for this bird, so I put it in my garage for just under 2 hours. I didn’t really have time to wait any longer!! Then I stuffed the Turkey with my mom’s Stuffing Recipe and put it in the oven (cook your turkey at the recommended temperature and time for its weight). This turkey was almost 15 pounds so I cooked the turkey at 350 degrees for just over 5 hours, basting it 2 times while it was cooking. The recommended timing to cook a Turkey is about 20 minutes per pound! Then About 30 minutes before the turkey was done I removed the tin foil to help the turkey brown.
Stay tuned for my mom’s Stuffing recipe coming to the blog sooooon! (Wink)
Step 4: Remove turkey from oven, and I like to let the turkey rest on the counter for about 10 minutes before carving it to let the juices mingle. (that’s probably not a thing… I just said that to seem like I know what I’m doing, lol).
Look at those juices!!! I know… This photo makes the juices look pink, but they weren’t in real life. Bummer that I don’t have a good photo of the moist turkey, but believe me it was juicy and yummy (AND NOT PINK)!
And that’s that! P.S. Did you notice anything a little off about my turkey (besides the pink looking juices)? Maybe the fact that the turkey was on it’s side the whole time?!?! YEAH!! I had an amputee Turkey!!! The one time I get a turkey that I want to do a blog post about, and it is missing a whole wing! So without the wing to hold up the turkey, it flopped to one side. It was still super Yummy! Has that ever happened to anyone else? WEIRD! Anyways, maybe it was meant to be. Amputee turkeys need love too!
I hope this recipe removes your turkey cooking fears and gives you delicious juicy turkey every time! Let me know if you try it and what you think? AND if you eat it and feel like you have just feel relief from a cold?!?! Mustard Plaster is use to relieve aches and pains, or a cold remedy Mom! Why are we putting it on a turkey? Because it’s F’ing delicious! THAT’S WHY! Until next time, enjoy cooking for your family, be thankful for your people, and enjoy creating beautiful things!
P.S. Check out some more of my Mom’s Delicious Recipes here!
Mom's Mustard Plaster for Turkey Recipe
Makes the most juicy and flavorful Turkey Ever!
- Dry Mustard I'd say about 5 Tablespoons
- Worcestershire Sauce I'd say about 1 Tablespoon
- Olive Oil I'd say about 1 Tablespoon
- Vinegar I'd say about 1 Tablespoon
- Salt I'd say about 1 teaspoon
- Pepper I'd say about 1 teaspoon
Mix all ingredients into a "Think Paste".
Rub thick paste or "Sauce" on the inside and outside of the Turkey.
Refrigerate for 2 hours before stuffing.
Cook turkey covered at 350 degrees, for 20 minutes per pound!
Remove cover for the last 30 minutes of cooking to help brown the turkey.