How To Reheat A Smoked Turkey: Anyone Can Do It

​Is reheating a smoked turkey difficult?

My answer, as a home cook for over 10 years, is NO. I’m sure some housewives will agree with me; however, some others won’t. Perhaps, it’s because they have not reheated a turkey just as they wanted at the first time. Or they just simply find it difficult.

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Therefore, in my writing today, I will share with you how to reheat a smoked turkey in two different and easy methods. You will definitely have the best turkey reheated for the next Thanksgiving.

How to reheat a smoked turkey

What you need before reheating

How to reheat a smoked turkey: 2 easiest ways for you

For a whole smoked turkey

Almost all families in America pre-make a smoked turkey before Thanksgiving Day and store it in the fridge for further consumption. Therefore, discovering how to reheat it without losing the flavor as well as nutrients of the dish is very important.

You can follow the following recipes to have the best reheated and whole smoked turkey ever

​Recipe 1:

How to reheat a smoked turkey

Step 1: Put your turkey in a 2 ½-inch-roasting pan

Step 2: Spray some cooking oil outside the turkey to prevent it from being dry

Step 3: Wrap the entire turkey with aluminum or tin foil

Step 4: Pre-heat the oven to about 325 degrees

Step 5: Place the pan with the turkey inside the oven for approximately 1-2 hours. Maintain the temperature

Step 6: Check your dish with a probe thermometer. Plug the temperature probe into the thigh of your turkey, the thickest part. Be careful not to touch its bones. If the thermometer says 145 degrees, the dish is ready to serve. If not, heat it for another minute or two.

Step 7: Allow your turkey to rest for about 15 minutes after you turn off the oven. In that way, the oil will absorb further, keeping a moisture and juicy flavor for your dish.

Step 8: Carve your turkey

Recipe 2:​

How to reheat a smoked turkey

Step 1: Put your turkey in a 2 ½-inch-roasting pan

Step 2: If your dish is still covered with aluminum or tin foil, remove it. Then, pour a little chicken stock or water to the bottom of the pan, enough to create a thin layer.

Step 3: Pre-heat the oven to about 325 degrees

Step 4: Place the pan with the turkey (without foil) inside the oven for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Maintain the temperature

Step 5: When the time is over, take out the pan and wrap the turkey with aluminum or tin foil

Step 6: Put the dish back into the oven and heat it for another 1 hour. Maintain 325 degrees​

Step 7: Check your dish with a probe thermometer. Plug the temperature probe into the thigh of your turkey, the thickest part. Be careful not to touch its bones. If the thermometer says 145 degrees, the dish is ready to serve. If not, heat it for another minute or two.

Step 8: Allow your turkey to rest for about 15 minutes after you turn off the oven. In that way, the chicken stock or water will absorb further, keeping a moisture and juicy flavor for your dish.

Step 9: Slice your turkey​

For a sliced smoked turkey

If a whole turkey is used during Thanksgiving Day, sliced ones are often consumed after that. If the turkey you buy is too big and your family cannot eat it up, storing the slices inside the fridge will be the most appropriate choice. If you want to reheat them, just follow this simple process:

How to reheat a smoked turkey

Step 1: Spread the slices of your turkey to a roasting pan. It is crucial not to let them overlap one another. Otherwise, the external part will get overcooked before the center has a chance to be heated.

Step 2: Pour turkey or chicken stock over your dish. Make sure the external part is filled with it.​

Step 3: Wrap the entire turkey with aluminum or tin foil

Step 4: It depends on your needs that you can use one of the following methods:

Flash: This method is often used by professional chefs at restaurants because it requires relatively high accuracy and several years of experiences. However, you can still manage it if you pay close attention to the oven.

The principle is quite plain, which is to put the turkey in your oven and turn the heat to approximately 450 degrees for about 7 to 15 minutes. The dish will be heated and ready to serve very quickly, like a flash.I

I would recommend this method to you if you have no other foods to cook with your oven, in a lower heat, after the turkey.​

Standard: Similar to its name, this method does not have any high requirements and anyone, no matter a newbie or a professional, can work on it.

Instead of 450 degrees and 7 to 15 minutes, you need to put your turkey in the oven in 25 to 30 minutes. And the temperature should be 350 degrees. Although you will not have your dish at an incredible speed, it will have a perfect flavor and similar to the previous method.

I would recommend this second way to you if you still have other foods to cook with your oven, with the same temperature, after the turkey.

Step 5: After the dish is ready, you can have it immediately without waiting for it to rest. It’s best to use a spatula, which is long and thin, to pick up the slices and spare them to other people’s dishes.​

​For the most delicious flavor, you can spray some turkey or chicken stock on the slices. Then, decorating the dish with some parsley leaves or cranberries will make it look like a festival on a plate.

​Conclusion

Have you discovered the method you like after reading my article?

I hope you even have found all of those methods useful. And if so, don’t hesitate to share them with your friends or family. They will absolutely love them just like you do. And if you have any questions or comment, feel free to leave them down below. I would love to discuss with you.

See also: Best Wood For Smoking Chicken in the Market Today.

Regardless, thank you for reading my writing about “how to reheat a smoked turkey” and see you next time.

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