Kuck Farms’ Turkey Ribs are pre-cooked whole white meat turkey on bone, ready to serve after a brief reheating. Slow-cooked in a vacuum-sealed package, our turkey ribs are moist, tasty and ready to accept many flavors. However, Turkey Ribs are slightly more susceptible to drying than pork or beef ribs. For your convenience, we have outlined several preparation techniques being successfully used by food service operators. We are confident that you and your customers will love the results: a meaty, tender and delicious BBQ experience. Bon appetite!
Thawing can be done in a refrigerator or for 10-15 minutes in a warm pot of water.
Marinating the ribs in sauce overnight enhances the moistness and flavor of the turkey ribs. Can also marinate with your favorite rub.
Holding after smoking/preparation can be done by chilling and refrigerating in a sealed container (Ziploc, Tupperware) and then reheating as desired on the grill or smoker.
Grilling Warm on the grill while basting with sauce, setting grill marks as desired. Grilled pieces may be kept warm and moist in a pot of warm sauce. (Est. cooking time: 3-4 minutes per side)
Smoking Place the turkey ribs in your smoker to add that special smoky flavor. Smoking duration will vary with temperature. Serve straight from the smoker or grill for a few minutes per side to set the grill marks and the sauce. Excessive dry heat exposure may dry out the ribs.
Frying Place in fryer until outside has browned to your satisfaction and inside has achieved safe temperature. May be lightly coated or left uncoated. Excessive exposure may dry out the ribs.
Pan or skillet seared Warm the ribs while browning the outside in a hot non-stick pan or skillet, then coat with sauce. Great results have been achieved by pouring BBQ sauce in the pan, allowing it to thicken while browning the ribs. (Estimated cooking time: until desired temperature and color are reached)
In-Pouch Warming and Grilling The ribs may be heated by placing a sealed pouch into boiling water. When warm, the ribs can be sauced and grilled. (Estimated cooking time in water: 10 min per lb)
Oven Baked or Broiled Coat the ribs with sauce and bake until warm, allowing the sauce to glaze to the surface of the ribs. Ribs may be chilled and served later by warming in the microwave. Estimated cooking time: Baking: 15-20 minutes at 350o, Broiling 5-6 minutes per side until desired temperature and color is reached.
Microwave and Grill Microwave the ribs until warm on a microwave-safe plate or in the package (first slit the plastic in the center of each pouch). Failure to do this may result in the package exploding during heating. Coat with sauce and place on the grill to create set the grill marks. (Estimated cooking time: 5-6 minutes)
*Cooking times may vary depending on your equipment. Desired internal temperature is 175-180o.