How To Cook Your Pastured Turkey

Pastured birds are different birds. They aren't bland like industrial turkeys so they aren't injected with oils and artificial flavorings (which makes them "juicy."  Plus, being raised on pasture makes them leaner than store-bought birds that don't get exercise. We've gathered a bunch of great advice on how to cook your pastured turkey, from brining tips to cooking times and temps (faster and hotter). Here are several great articles on the art of cooking pastured turkeys.

Pastured Turkey Cooking Tips from Mother Earth News. Comprehensive article with tips on prepping and cooking.

How to Cook a Pastured Turkey from A simple brine recipe and tips on retaining moisture.

Cooking Your Heritage Turkey from Local Harvest. Great tips and delicious-sounding recipes here.

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining a Turkey from Serious Eats. Great advice on both dry-brining and wet-brining turkeys.

How to Slow Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey from Nourished Kitchen. This article is about reviving the traditional art of slow roasting a heritage bird and offers many insights as to how it used to be done because pastured turkeys are essentially, old-fashioned.