Chef David Burke’s Dishwasher Thanksgiving Turkey

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Chef David Burke’s Dishwasher Thanksgiving Turkey
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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2
Servings
2826
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
189g
100%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
37g
100%
Cholesterol
730mg
100%
Protein
250g
100%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
118µg
13%
Vitamin B12
5µg
79%
Vitamin B6
6mg
100%
Vitamin C
39mg
65%
Vitamin E
17mg
83%
Vitamin K
407µg
100%
Calcium
472mg
47%
Fiber
9g
38%
Folate (food)
137µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
137µg
34%
Iron
21mg
100%
Magnesium
363mg
91%
Monounsaturated
109g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
60mg
100%
Phosphorus
2164mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
30g
N/A
Potassium
3555mg
100%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
84%
Sodium
3326mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
53.8%
Zinc
19mg
100%

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