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Would you use this turkey carcass?

lisavf | Nov 26, 201006:37 AM

Here's the situation. Turkey was declared cooked, allowed to rest, and the carved breast was brought to the table by the cook while the rest of us wrangled with the sides. It was beautifully cooked, juicy. I had already called dibs on the turkey carcass since no one else wanted it, and only the breast meat was carved off. So we finished eating, sat around for a little bit talking, then started the cleanup. So I would estimate about 45 minutes had passed since it was removed from the oven. When I went to retrieve the turkey carcass, I noticed that the juices on the cutting board were still quite pink. I pulled at the leg, but it was not loose like a cooked bird should be. I immediately wrapped it up, put it in the fridge, and then took it home later, but I'm not sure if it's safe to use. What do you think? If I put it in the oven and cook it fully (it's really just the dark meat left since both sides of the breast were carved off) do you think it would be safe to eat the dark meat? How about using the rest of the carcass to make soup? I'll be so disappointed if I have to throw it out, but getting me and others sick is certainly much worse. Can I get some opinions?


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