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Posted By Heather On November 20, 2009 @ 7:17 pm In Equipment,Holidays,Recipes,Special Occasion,What's for Dinner? | 4 Comments
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  last time. It was really good, so we’ll probably use it again. 
So what frozen turkeys can you buy? You can find a great list of companies that provide gluten-free turkeys at Harris Whole Health . I bought a Shady Brook Farms turkey  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  you bought me a couple years ago? It works great. Thanks!
Butterball  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 .
Want more turkey? Check out these gluten-free recipes and tips at other websites:
Gluten-Free Turkey for Thanksgiving  at Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
Special Turkey Breast  at Gluten Free Easily
CrockPot Whole Turkey  and CrockPot Turkey Breast  at A Year of Slow Cooking
Mom’s Roast Turkey  at Simply Recipes
Friday Foodie Fix – Turkey  at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang
Thanksgiving gluten-free and food allergy tips  at Sure Foods Living
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 Harris Whole Health: http://www.harriswholehealth.com/gf-turkey-list-08
 Shady Brook Farms turkey: http://www.shadybrookfarms.com/ProductDetail.aspx?product_category_id=10&product_id=412
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 Butterball: http://www.butterball.com/
 Triumph Dining Blog: http://www.triumphdining.com/blog/gluten-free/2009/11/butterball-now-offers-gluten-free-gravy/
 Gluten-Free Turkey for Thanksgiving: http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/2009/11/gluten-free-turkey-for-thanksgiving.html
 Special Turkey Breast: http://glutenfreeeasily.com/special-turkey-breast/
 CrockPot Whole Turkey: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/11/crockpot-whole-turkey-recipe.html
 CrockPot Turkey Breast: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/11/crockpot-turkey-breast-recipe.html
 Mom’s Roast Turkey: http://elise.com/recipes/archives/000037moms_roast_turkey.php
 Friday Foodie Fix – Turkey: http://www.thewholegang.org/2009/11/friday-foodie-fix-turkey/
 Thanksgiving gluten-free and food allergy tips: http://surefoodsliving.com/2009/11/14/thanksgiving-gluten-free-food-allergy/
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