My brother-in-law, Shaun Vahl, loves to cook, and he loves to try new things. He also tries some crazy things. During the summer months, do not be surprised if his dishes contain beer, which he might have brewed at home. In the winter, cream cheese is a favorite ingredient of his. Today, I want to highlight perhaps the craziest cooking method he has ever sprung on the family: Trash Can Turkey.
The first time he made it, I was shocked. Trash can turkey? For real? Yes, for real. I do not know the science behind trash can turkey, but Shaun said it takes about 5 1/2 minutes per pound to cook the bird. He made this for Thanksgiving Day dinner a couple times. The first time, it was scary. However, by the second time, my mouth was watering as I waited to taste the bird. It’s crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, just like you would want your turkey to be.
Below, you will find a video of Shaun explaining how to cook a Trash Can Turkey. Let me offer this disclaimer: Do not even try this. This is not something I would do. It is very involved, and there is a danger to it because of the hot charcoal briquettes. So, enjoy this video of Shaun walking you through the process of this unorthodox cooking method.
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