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Instant Pot Turkey in 30 Minutes - the WHOLE turkey!  Not only will you save time cooking, you'll also save time carving this bird!  What are you going to do with all your extra time? #turkeydinner @instantpot wp.me/p4Aygm-2SV

Instant Pot Turkey in 30 Minutes – the WHOLE turkey!  Not only will you save time cooking, you'll also save time carving this bird!  What are you going to do with all your extra time?

I had this idea last week, not sure at the time how long it would actually take to do it this way.  I thought I would have to do all the butchering, but found out that the butcher might hack it up to save a ton more time and frustration!

Here's the deal:  by cutting the white and dark meat off the carcass, you'll be able to fit the whole thing into an Instant Pot!  Obviously, this will not result in a crispy browned bird, but never fear!  We've got that figured out.

The result?  All of the turkey meat done in under half an hour of cooking time!  AND carving is a sinch!  You don't have to fight with the whole turkey when it's burning hot while avoiding spilling all the drippings getting it to the cutting board.  Win-win!

How much time did I just save you?  And what are you going to do with it?  Share this recipe with the world?  Go post it in the Instant Pot Facebook group right now!

Oh, and here are a few more recipes to make with your Instant Pot Turkey in 30 Minutes:

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Instant Pot Turkey in 30 Minutes - the WHOLE turkey!  Not only will you save time cooking, you'll also save time carving this bird!  What are you going to do with all your extra time? #turkeydinner @instantpot wp.me/p4Aygm-2SV

Instant Pot Turkey in 30 Minutes – WHOLE Turkey


  • Author: Raj
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 1 turkey
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: holiday

Ingredients

  • 4-6.5 kg (9-15 lbs) turkey (you may be able to get a few more lbs into the 6 Qt Instant Pot, but you'd be pushing it. The 8 Qt however…) ***Get your butcher to break down your turkey to safe you a ton of time and effort. Even better if they'll remove the bones from the breasts!
  • 1-1.5 cups mix of chicken/Turkey Broth and/or liquid from canned mushrooms
  • 2-4 springs of each fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage
  • 2-3 Tbsp Ghee/butter or even better, Maitre D'Hotel Butter
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. If your butcher deboned the breasts, you’ve got time for extra drinks.  If not, remove the bones using a sharp knife and following as close to the bones as possible.  You can feel where they are with your hands.  **We will only be using the breasts, thighs, and legs in this recipe (use the rest in the Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth recipe.  If you roast the rest of the pieces now, you can use these drippings in your gravy as well).
  2. With the trivet in the pot, pour in broth/mushroom liquid.
  3. Massage the breasts (turkey breasts, you perv!), thighs, and legs with 1.5-2 Tbsp ghee or butter.  Salt well.
  4. Arrange the turkey in the Instant Pot with as much space between them as possible to allow faster cooking, and insert the herbs amongst them.
  5. If your turkey is around 4 kg (9 lbs) set the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker to Manual High setting for 20 minutes.  6.5 kg (15 lbs) will need closer to 25 minutes.  I used 23 minutes for a 5.5 kg (12 lb) turkey.
  6. Natural pressure release (NPR) over 10 minutes.
  7. Turn on oven broiler on High.
  8. Place turkey pieces skin-side up in a baking dish.  Coat top with remaining butter/ghee/Maitre D’ Butter.
  9. Broil until skin is crispy and golden brown (under 5 minutes).  DO NOT forget about it!  Burning it now would be tragic!
  10. Carve and serve.  And, whoa!  How much easier is carving this than dealing with the whole bird?!

Notes

This is the gravy that we made:

Put the drippings from any pans (if you roasted the carcass for soup, use that juice) and the liquid from the Instant Pot in a pot or sauce pan.  Add mushrooms from can.  Add a sprig of rosemary, sage, and thyme.  Simmer for a few minutes.

Mix some tapioca or arrowroot powder with ¼ cup cold water.  Whisk into drippings to thicken.  Continue to simmer and add salt and pepper to taste.

Instant Pot Turkey in 30 Minutes - the WHOLE turkey!  Not only will you save time cooking, you'll also save time carving this bird!  What are you going to do with all your extra time? #turkeydinner @instantpot
2018-06-02T00:40:15+00:00

About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!

Paleo Ginger Beef - www.ThePrimalDesire.com - Ginger Beef with Candied Jalapeños

Ginger Beef with Candied Jalapeños is another double process recipe.  Why can't someone just cook these delicious recipes for you?  Well, I am, but it is a bit of a commute for most of you.

I enjoy cooking with people, the chaos that ensures before the beautiful symphony of food is served.  Potluck dinners, tasting and smelling other peoples food, watching the styles, the tricks.  I was opening pomegranates wrong, for years, until Raj showed me an easy, no mess way.  My friend K showed me the trick of storing fresh ginger in the freezer-fresh frozen!  It grates really nicely to make ginger tea.  Raj also showed me how well jalapenos and chilies stand up in the freezer.

What are your fave secrets, or cooking hacks?  I love new great ideas, leave them in the comments!  Knowing how well peppers freeze, I was excited when I saw a large bag for 50% off.  I do like to shop the sales and clearance, it's a great way to buy fruit and veggies you normally wouldn't.  Again coming up with great new ideas.  After making the candied fruit for our hot cross buns, I had candied veggies on my mind.  Here it is, Ginger Beef with Candied Jalapeños!

Dinner and dessert all rolled into one! Serve Ginger Beef with Candied Jalapeños over riced cauliflower for a quick dinner.

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Paleo Ginger Beef - www.ThePrimalDesire.com

Ginger beef with candied jalapeños


  • Author: Holley - www.ThePrimalDesire.com
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

Candied Jalapeños

  • 1 navel orange's zest and juice
  • 6 jalapenos, halved seeded and sliced
  • 1 each, red and green Thai peppers
  • 1/4 cup honey

Ginger Beef

  • beef cut into strips (4-6oz per person I cooked 12 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 navel orange quartered and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/8 cup orange juice or water

Instructions

  1. Combine beef strips with fresh ginger, honey, and orange zest/segments and juice, set aside while you make the candied jalapeños.
  2. Seed and slice jalapeños and Thai peppers into a pan.
  3. Zest and juice one navel orange, add to the pan.
  4. Simmer over medium heat until the liquid is almost gone.
  5. Add honey and continue to simmer until it gets sticky.
  6. Add the beef to the jalapeños and sear, make sure not to overcook as the beef can get tough.
  7. Serve over riced cauliflower.
2018-03-26T12:24:09+00:00

About the Author:

Real food fan. My first love is baking, and it keeps me sane. I am new to the Paleo lifestyle, but already infatuated. Recovering sugar Junkie. Love awkward situations, drunk people and ridiculously high heeled shoes, especially when they coincide. Always looking for my next great story.
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