Friday, June 3, 2016

Trash Can Turkey

Garbage Can Turkey



Recently our son was invited to a family friend's home to work on his Cooking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts. They had told us how juicy and tender the turkey they had made recently and we all wanted to learn. Furthermore, who doesn't want to spend a few hours at a beautiful log cabin on a mountainside overlooking the Shenandoah Valley! 


"Every kid in every school no matter their background, deserves to learn the basics about food - where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies. These life skills are as important as reading and writing, but they've been lost over the past few generations. We need to bring them back and bring up our kids to be streetwise about food."
Jamie Oliver
 
Every kid in every school no matter their background, deserves to learn the basics about food - where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies. These life skills are as important as reading and writing, but they've been lost over the past few generations. We need to bring them back and bring up our kids to be streetwise about food.

Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/author/11079-Jamie_Oliver

Every kid in every school no matter their background, deserves to learn the basics about food - where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies. These life skills are as important as reading and writing, but they've been lost over the past few generations. We need to bring them back and bring up our kids to be streetwise about food.

Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/865519
Every kid in every school no matter their background, deserves to learn the basics about food - where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies. These life skills are as important as reading and writing, but they've been lost over the past few generations. We need to bring them back and bring up our kids to be streetwise about food.

Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/865519
What you need:
1 Roll of aluminum foil
1 Shovel
1 Pair of Heavy Gloves
1 24 inch wood 2x2 post
1 Bag of charcoal (15-20 lbs will be plenty) We recommend Matchlight
1 Turkey (any size)
1 NEW metal trash can. Can MUST BE NEW!


Directions:
Prepare your turkey. Remove from package, take out giblets. Rub down with vegetable oil, add some seasoning. We did not get Bob's secret recipe for his rub. However, we will next time!
Then go outside!! The first thing you need to do outside is to bury your post about 6 inches deep in the ground. Then cover it with foil then cover the ground for about 2-3 feet around your post with foil.
This is Bob. He holds the secrets but I can tell  my son is taking mental notes. 

I really wish I knew what was being said here but my husband and son know. 


Lay about 3 long sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil out on the grass to make a square about 3x3 feet. Pound the wooden stake into the ground in the center of the aluminum foil. Or you can use a pipe like Bob did. 


 Place your Trash can down over the turkey, be sure to center the can over the turkey.


Shovel burning coals around the outside of the trash can, pile it up around the entire base and 1-2 inches over the lip.

 Then cover the Bottom (top) of the can with hot coals.


 Meanwhile, wrap up a few potatoes and prep your side dishes.


 After about 45 minutes to an hour depending on the size, the turkey is done!  

Cooking Times:

10 lbs 50 mins
12 lbs 1hr
14 lbs 1hr 25 mins
16 lbs 1hr 40 mins
18 lbs 2hrs 5 mins
20 lbs 2hrs 15 mins
22 lbs  2hrs 25 mins

It is like a huge dutch oven! Then when it's time with Heavy gloves grab and lift your can. The Can will be VERY VERY Hot, PLEASE be careful.


Look how gorgeous this turkey is... not the one hiding under all the hair, He is something special too!


The entire meal was wonderful and we are very grateful to Bob and his wife Jennie for sharing this day with us. I close with a quote. 


"What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it!"



What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it! Jamie Oliver
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