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.

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Ingredients

  • boneless turkey breasts, 2 3/4 pounds each
  • 4  Tablespoons  chopped parsley
  • 3  Tablespoons  chopped sage
  • 3  Tablespoons  chopped thyme
  • 4  Tablespoons  chopped garlic
  • 4  Tablespoons  chopped shallots
  • 1  Cup  olive oil
  • 3  Tablespoons  salt
  • 2  Tablespoons  black pepper

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
103g
100%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
22mg
29%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
96µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
133mg
13%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
80mg
11%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
354mg
24%
Water
38g
1%

Thanksgiving Turkey Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance. Make sure you allot enough time for the turkey to defrost.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.

Thanksgiving Turkey Wine Pairing

Most red wines, including cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, and primitivo.