Carving Turkey Properly on Thanksgiving Dinner
Carving Turkey Properly on Thanksgiving Dinner can be fun, or can give you headaches. Thanksgiving Dinner approaches and you want to learn how to carve the turkey, therefore, I have made this post to learn the way of doing it like a PRO, with ease!
What is Thanksgiving and its History?
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Many people use it as a day to reflect on the positive things in life and spend time with their families. Nearly everyone gets one or two days off school or work, and it marks the beginning of the Christmas holiday season. It is a tradition for most people to have a hearty turkey meal with the whole family, because people believe that pilgrims may have eaten turkey on their first Thanksgiving holiday.
As per Wikipedia’s thanksgiving history – Setting aside time to give thanks for one’s blessings, along with holding feasts to celebrate a harvest, are both practices that long predate the European settlement of North America. The first documented thanksgiving services in territory currently belonging to the United States were conducted by Spaniards and the French in the 16th century. Wisdom practices such as expressing gratitude, sharing, and giving away, are integral to many indigenous cultures and communities.
Before you begin, note that…
Use a sharp carving knife for best results when carving a whole turkey. While carving, keep the turkey from moving by holding it in place with a meat fork. Carve on a stable cutting surface, such as a plastic cutting board or platter. Carving is easier if the turkey is allowed to stand for about 15 minutes after roasting.
1. Place Turkey on the table and prepare it for Carving
Place the turkey on the table, breast up and with its legs to your right if you’re right-handed or to the left if you are left-handed. Remove the ties or skewers.
2. First, Carve Turkey’s Legs
While gently pulling the leg and thigh away from the body, cut through the joint between leg and body. Separate the drumstick and thigh by cutting down through the connecting joint. Serve the drumstick and thighs whole, or carve them.
3. Cut the rest properly
Make a deep horizontal cut (carve) into Turkey’s breast just above the wing. Insert a fork in the top of the breast, and starting halfway up the breast, carve thin slices down to the horizontal cut, working upward. Repeat steps 1 through 3 on the other side of the turkey.
Thanksgiving Dinner with familly
If until now you have had an uncle or grandfather who carved the turkey and this year you need to be the chosen one, read the instructions above and you’ll be a PRO. As I said at the beginning of this article, carving Turkey Properly on Thanksgiving Dinner can be fun if you do it right. Don’t be afraid and place your trust in the steps shown in this article. Happy Thanksgiving Dinner! See also my recipe for roasted Turkey.