What is a Turducken?
According to Wikipedia, a Turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are filled with, at the very least, a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird.
I have never eaten one before, but this weekend I received my Turducken from Cajun Grocer. It arrived via UPS in a tightly sealed styrofoam package with ice pack inserts. The Turducken arrived frozen. I had ordered the Turducken with Creole Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing.
We put the Turducken in the refrigerator overnight to thaw out. The next day, we set the oven to 325 degrees for 4 1/2 hours. We did this right before we went to play tennis on Saturday. PERFECT TIMING! All we had to do was remove the packaging, place the Turducken in a pan and cover with aluminum foil. That was it! The Turducken came out perfectly moist and seasoned. It was so delicious to taste the cornbread dressing and the different flavors of meat. We loved every BITE of it.
I shared with my twin brother and his son, and they loved it as well. We ate on this meal three times and we still have plenty for left overs. The best part of the meal was that it was already prepared. All you have to do is stick it in the oven and the work is already done for you! For someone like me who is shy about cooking something so big for a lot of guests... this is PERFECT!
Thanks Steve at Cajun Grocer for sending me something SO delicious. We very much appreciate it and we'll remember your kindness forever. You guys should check out his website for some wonderful Cajun products. I am going to encourage my big family to look into ordering Turduckens from Steve for Thanksgiving!