What is a Turducken you ask? Buckle up for some holiday gluttony…
A turducken is a dish where you stuff your turkey with a duck, and then stuff the duck with a chicken. The birds are de-boned, seasoned with a breadcrumb mixture or alternate stuffing (i.e. sausage), and sewn together for a poultry punch in the mouth.
This is an Olympic cooking event. Better yet, the Thanksgiving tag team belts are on the line. You and your tag team partner will be de-boning, trimming, stuffing, and sewing.
De-boning takes a while, and if you haven’t done it before, warm up with the chicken (mistakes will be hidden as you stuff it in the turkey anyway). You and your tag team partner will have to carefully lift the sides of the layered birds, folding the sides of the turkey together, then one of you must hold it down while the other sews up the back of the turkey with thread.
There are plenty of recipes you can follow online. Let us know if you enter the ring!
What wine pairs with Turducken?
Pinot Noir - A red wine with red berry, truffles, & earth is a great match
Gewürztraminer (guh-VURTS-trah-mee-ner) - A dry aromatic wine with a tangerine, white peach nose, and lychee flavor
G is for Gobble Gobble
There are some wines that start with the letter “G” that pair well with varieties of turkey. You can show off a little wine knowledge and show up to Thanksgiving dinner with a wine that many folks may have never heard of.
Gewürztraminer is a white wine grape despite its skin color being pink to red, and does well in cool climates.
Gamay is a purple colored grape making red wines, has supposedly been around since the 1360’s, most notably grown in Beaujolais and in the Loire Valley.
Gewürztraminer (guh-VURTS-trah-mee-ner): A dry aromatic wine with a tangerine, white peach nose, and lychee flavor.
Gamay (ga-MAY): A light red wine with flavors of strawberry and cherry is a match.
Dark Turkey Meat
Gewürztraminer (guh-VURTS-trah-mee-ner): A semi-sweet wine with a jasmine, orange blossom nose and apricot notes.
Hello Vino now has Thanksgiving wine pairings on the home screen of our free wine recommendation apps. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or heading to friends and families homes, let Hello Vino assist you in the wine aisle.
The Hello Vino Team