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#1 of 3 Old 11-04-2006, 04:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was given a frozen turkey last year by a vegetarian (company gift). First of all is it still good? Its been in a deep freeze nearly a year.

And if it is, can I put it in my huge stock pot and boil it with spices and what not? If so what temp and how long do I cook it?

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In terms of safety, it's still good, although the quality starts degrading after a couple of months in the freezer. The texture will be a little off, but since you're boiling and not roasting, you may not be able to tell. BTW, turkey bones makes really yummy stock! Oh, yes, you can boil it. It's like boiling any other poultry, except you need a much larger stock pot.
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You might cut it up and roast it a bit before turning it into stock. You'll get a richer flavor. Other than that I'm just impressed you have a pot big enough to contemplate this. I love turkey stock. I make chicken and turkey stock by throwing in some ginger and garlic rather than a mirepoix.
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