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Gluten-Free Turkey

Posted By Heather On November 20, 2009 @ 7:17 pm In Equipment,Holidays,Recipes,Special Occasion,What's for Dinner? | 4 Comments

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[2013 Update: For an updated list of gluten-free turkeys, check out Gluten-Free Turkey — Menu Plan Nov. 25 [3].]

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If you are new to the gluten-free diet, you may not realize that there could be gluten in the frozen turkeys at the grocery store. It is not always clearly marked. I looked at one this week that said it had turkey broth in it. I didn’t do any further research into it, but I’m guessing it had gluten in it. So I passed it up and went for the turkey that clearly said it was gluten-free on the label.

You may want to try a fresh turkey with no additives, but I went with a frozen bird this year. I don’t remember the reasoning, but after doing a little research last year, I took Alton Brown’s advice for a frozen turkey. We used his recipe for Good Eats Roast Turkey [5] last time. It was really good, so we’ll probably use it again.

IMG_4788x [6]So what frozen turkeys can you buy? You can find a great list of companies that provide gluten-free turkeys at Harris Whole Health [7]. I bought a Shady Brook Farms turkey [8] this year. I decided on the inexpensive (47¢ a lb., on special) option, since I was buying a 20 lb. turkey. When I told my mom I had bought a 20-pound turkey, she was concerned that my roasting pan wouldn’t be big enough. So, I got it out to try it. Well Mom, remember that nice Calphalon Roasting Pan with Rack [9] you bought me a couple years ago? It works great. Thanks!

Butterball [10] turkeys are also gluten-free. Tiffany at Triumph Dining posted a great article about gluten-free turkeys. She confirmed with Butterball that their turkeys are still gluten-free, and found out that their gravy packets are now gluten-free, too! Read her complete post and other Thanksgiving posts at the Triumph Dining Blog [11].

Want more turkey? Check out these gluten-free recipes and tips at other websites:

Updated list of Gluten-Free Turkeys to Buy in 2013 [3] at Celiac Family
Gluten-Free Turkey for Thanksgiving [12] at Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
Special Turkey Breast [13] at Gluten Free Easily
CrockPot Whole Turkey [14] and CrockPot Turkey Breast [15] at A Year of Slow Cooking
Mom’s Roast Turkey [16] at Simply Recipes
Friday Foodie Fix – Turkey [17] at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang
Thanksgiving gluten-free and food allergy tips [18] at Sure Foods Living


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[3] Gluten-Free Turkey — Menu Plan Nov. 25: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-turkey-menu-plan-nov-25/

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[5] Good Eats Roast Turkey: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html

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[7] Harris Whole Health: http://www.harriswholehealth.com/gf-turkey-list-08

[8] Shady Brook Farms turkey: http://www.shadybrookfarms.com/ProductDetail.aspx?product_category_id=10&product_id=412

[9] Calphalon Roasting Pan with Rack: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000936JX?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0000936JX

[10] Butterball: http://www.butterball.com/

[11] Triumph Dining Blog: http://www.triumphdining.com/blog/gluten-free/2009/11/butterball-now-offers-gluten-free-gravy/

[12] Gluten-Free Turkey for Thanksgiving: http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/2009/11/gluten-free-turkey-for-thanksgiving.html

[13] Special Turkey Breast: http://glutenfreeeasily.com/special-turkey-breast/

[14] CrockPot Whole Turkey: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/11/crockpot-whole-turkey-recipe.html

[15] CrockPot Turkey Breast: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/11/crockpot-turkey-breast-recipe.html

[16] Mom’s Roast Turkey: http://elise.com/recipes/archives/000037moms_roast_turkey.php

[17] Friday Foodie Fix – Turkey: http://www.thewholegang.org/2009/11/friday-foodie-fix-turkey/

[18] Thanksgiving gluten-free and food allergy tips: http://surefoodsliving.com/2009/11/14/thanksgiving-gluten-free-food-allergy/

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