Chef David Burke’s Dishwasher Thanksgiving Turkey

Chef David Burke’s Dishwasher Thanksgiving Turkey
Staff Writer

David Burke

If your oven fails this holiday, you can cook your turkey in the diswasher. 

When and why did David first try this? In 1982, he was serving as a private chef for a family in Oslo, Norway. The group of chefs caught a 10-pound salmon — as per the request from the family to have cold poached salmon on the buffet that Sunday evening. After realizing they did not have a pot large enough to cook it in, David seasoned and wrapped the salmon and then hung it on the top rack of the dishwasher where the glasses typically go. Three cycles later, he was rewarded with a perfectly poached fish and has been experimenting ever since.

For more turkey talk, head over to The Daily Meal's Guide to Thanksgiving

Directions

Combine herbs, garlic, shallots, salt, and pepper with olive oil. Rub into turkey breast and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place in Tupperware and sit on top shelf of dishwasher.

Run dishwasher for 3 full cycles for a total time of about 3 hours and 25 minutes. Let sit for 25 minutes then place under broiler to crisp skin for finish.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

840 kcal

Daily value:

42%

Servings:

2
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 116 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 38 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1538 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 83 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 40 mg
  • Vitamin D 2 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 3 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 40 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 100 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 10 µg
  • Carotene, beta 757 µg
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Choline, total 12 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 217 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 9 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 21 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 6 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 14 g
  • Fluoride, F 5 µg
  • Folate, DFE 15 µg
  • Folate, food 15 µg
  • Folate, total 35 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 134 µg
  • Lycopene 3 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 55 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 2 mg
  • Niacin 6 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 211 mg
  • Phytosterols 53 mg
  • Potassium, K 422 mg
  • Retinol 7 µg
  • Selenium, Se 2 µg
  • Sodium, Na 1729 mg
  • Sugars, total 18 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 97 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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