Can cooked turkey be slightly pink?

Chef's answer
Turkey can still be pink even if it is properly cooked. Remember that smoked turkey is always pink. Poultry is lighter in color than beef because it has much less myoglobin, the iron-rich protein that stores oxygen in muscle.27 Nov 2013
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If using a cooler, filled it with ice to keep the turkey cold for up to 3 days. The brine time should be determined based on the size of turkey. For a turkey 15 pounds or under, brine for just 24 to 36 hours. For a turkey larger than 15 pounds, brine for up to 3 days.
The best cheese for turkey is usually a mild cheese, like Gouda, Edam, Colby, Havarti, Swiss, or even Muenster. If you want to taste the cheese more, you can use an aged, pungent cheese like Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, Asiago, or you can go for a blue cheese.
Simple turkey sides
  • 1) Bay roasted smashed potatoes. ...
  • 2) Green bean and goats cheese salad. ...
  • 3) Brussels sprouts and speck gratin. ...
  • 4) Couscous salad. ...
  • 5) Rocket coleslaw. ...
  • 6) Sweet potato and chive damper. ...
  • 7) Honey macadamia stuffing. ...
  • 8) Pork stuffing.
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The best cheese for turkey is usually a mild cheese, like Gouda, Edam, Colby, Havarti, Swiss, or even Muenster. If you want to taste the cheese more, you can use an aged, pungent cheese like Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, Asiago, or you can go for a blue cheese.
A few tablespoons of leftover cranberry sauce whisked with one tablespoon or so of Dijon mustard makes a tangy, tart condiment ideal for leftover turkey sandwiches, which, in our family, are assembled using day-old homemade Parker House rolls instead of sandwich bread.27 Nov 2020
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  • Butterball Turkey Bacon ($2.99)
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Our turkey bacon is not fully cooked and should be cooked thoroughly before consuming.23 Oct 2020
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