Hi, I’m Emily Richards and today I’m going to show you how to carve your delicious roasted whole turkey.
Once your roasted turkey has rested for 20 minutes, start by removing the turkey from the pan. You’ll want to use something like these lifting forks especially if you’ve roasted a large turkey. (show lifting forks).
To begin carving, release the legs from either the skin they’re tucked under or cut the twine if you’ve tied them together. Pull the leg away from the body of the turkey and slice through the skin and joint to release the turkey leg completely. Place on your platter. Repeat on the other side.
If you’ve stuffed the turkey, remove the stuffing now, into a serving bowl.
To carve the breast, make a long horizontal cut just above the wing. Then start on top of the breast and make ¼” or 1 cm slides through the breast meat. Place slices on your platter. Repeat with the other breast.
To remove the wings, pull away from the turkey and cut through the joint.
Visit turkeyfarmersofcanada.ca/preparation for detailed illustrations on how to carve your turkey.