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Blackwing Pasture-Raised Turkey
Blackwing Turkeys are not just turkey; they are a promise of unmatched freshness. Harvested at the peak of perfection, our turkeys offer the freshest taste imaginable.
Thanksgiving Starts Here
Whether you're planning an intimate Friendsgiving or a festive family gathering, guarantee your holiday is a culinary triumph with our tender, juicy turkeys sourced from trusted farmers at Blackwing Farms. Whichever option you choose, relish a sumptuous and flavor-packed meal that surpasses anything you'd discover at your nearby grocery store. And, as always, take comfort in knowing it's 100% free from antibiotics and growth hormones.
Cook The Perfect Turkey
Plan Ahead - Our turkeys arrive frozen, so make sure to give yourself 3-5 days to fully thaw your bird. Brine, fry, or baste and roast — whatever method you choose, this will be your best-tasting turkey yet.
Carve the Turkey - Ensure your turkey is as juicy as possible by letting it rest for 20-30 minutes before carving, as this will allow the juices to distribute evenly throughout the bird.
First time cooking a turkey? Or want to try something new this year? Check out our how-to guides and recipes to ensure your Thanksgiving goes without a hitch and is truly the most delicious day of the year!
Turkey Serving Sizes
Medium (12-15 pounds): Serves 6-8 People
Large (15-18 pounds): Serves 8-10 People
X-Large (18-20 pounds): Serves 10-12 People
Brining consists of soaking the turkey in liquid, sugar, and salt. The turkey then absorbs the moisture, making is less likely to get overly dry. There are no set amount of the ingredients for your brine, it’s kind of a free for all, so just toss in what you like! Here are some ideas to get you started...
In case you find yourself in the predicament I was in of needing to thaw a 20-pound frozen turkey in 10 hours or less, we've got your covered. In your moment of panic, just remember to not heat your turkey to defrost it (counter-thawing and hot water = bad idea).
Successfully deep-frying a turkey automatically puts you into Thanksgiving-hero status. What’s not to love about a juicy, tender inside and super crispy outside? Deep-frying can be risky business, though, so we created a step-by-step guide to ensure your bird-cooking is executed successfully.
Pasture-Raised Moroccan-Spiced Turkey - You’re already treating friends and family to the best, truly pasture-raised turkey out there — why not try an unexpected recipe as well? Spiced, citrus-y and a little exotic — you’ll never look at Thanksgiving the same way again!
Defrosting a Turkey
Your turkey will arrive frozen, with enough time to fully thaw before the holidays. Here's how to defrost your turkey worry-free.
- Leave the turkey in its original, unopened plastic.
- Put the turkey, breast side up, in a tray or pan to catch any drippings.
- Place the frozen turkey in the fridge. Make sure the fridge is set to 40°F or lower.
- Allow around 6-7 hours per pound for thawing.
Here are approximate times to defrost in the fridge for the turkeys, according to the USDA:
- Medium (12-15 pounds): 3-4 days
- Large (15-18 pounds): 4-5 days
- X-Large (18-20 pounds): 5-6 days
We have found it helpful to check on your turkey at least 24-36 hours ahead of time to ensure it defrosts at the right pace. If the turkey is still solid on the outside, take it out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for up to 6 hours before cooking. While it rests, you should check it hourly to confirm that your turkey is cool to the touch but not frozen.
Once thawed, your turkey can stay in the fridge for another 1-2 days before cooking.