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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2
Servings
1106
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
106g
100%
Saturated Fat
89g
100%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
35µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
25µg
28%
Calcium, Ca
124mg
12%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
66mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
284mg
41%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
1759mg
100%
Water
116g
4%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

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.