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Yum! Yum! Attorney David O shares his Family Turkey Recipe

The holiday’s are approaching quickly and there is no better time to share family recipes.  If you’re looking for a holiday turkey recipe that makes a moist, flavorful turkey, than my family roast turkey recipe is for you.

One of our new family traditions is to host a “Friendsgiving” a few weeks before Thanksgiving.  It’s the perfect time to reconnect with friends and enjoy great food before the busyness of the holidays hit.  Our Friendsgiving is potluck style and every friend brings a favorite dish, and every year the food has been fantastic. Since we host Friendsgiving at our house, we prepare the roast turkey and here’s how we do it.

 

Attorney David O shares his Family Turkey Recipe

  • Attorney David O - Family Turkey Recipe1 10-12 pound turkey
  • brine
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp. turkey seasonings
  • 6 celery stocks, cleaned and cut in quarters
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and cut in quarters
  • wooden skewer
  • cooking string

 

Step 1.  Clean the Turkey.  Remove the turkey from any packaging.  Next find the turkey neck and giblets that are usually tucked within the turkey cavities, take them out.  You can either discard them, or use the neck and giblets for making gravy or other favorite recipes. Using very cold water, rinse the turkey well, inside and outside.  When rinsing the skin check for any feather pins and remove.

 

Step 2.  Brining the Turkey.  Brining is the process of soaking uncooked poultry or pork in a salted ice water bath for typically 12 to 36 hour.  Brines can be made at home with salt and favorite seasonings and fruits or they can be purchased at a store.  We have three young kids, under the age of seven, so we choose the time-saving route and purchase a brine at the store.  Simply follow the directions on the package and let the brining begin.  The brining process is our secret weapon to ensuring a moist, flavorful turkey.

 

Step 3.  Remove the Turkey from the Brine.  Just before roasting, carefully remove the turkey from the brine and rinse the turkey throughly with cold water removing all the brine and seasoning residue.  Pat the turkey dry with a paper towel.

 

Step 4.  Prepare for Roasting.  For a crisp skin, we like to use small pats of butter under the skin.  With a sharp knife, make small incision pockets all over the skin of the turkey while being careful not to pierce the meat.  After making approximately 8-12 incisions, place the small pats of butter inside each pocket.  Next, using your favorite seasoning blend, generously rub the seasonings onto the turkey.  Make sure to sprinkle some seasonings into the turkey cavity as well.  If you like to fill your turkey with stuffing, this is the time.  If you prefer to cook stuffing separately, like we do, than fill the turkey cavity with cut up celery and onion.

 

Step 5.  Truss the Turkey.  Taking the time to truss a turkey will help the turkey cook more evenly and will prevent burnt wings.  To truss the turkey first pull the neck sin over the turkey back and secure it with a skewer.  Next, tightly cross the two turkey legs and tie with string.  Now tuck the wings under the back of the turkey, this will prevent them from over browning.  Nice work, now it’s time to roast!

 

Step 6.  Roasting.  Place your turkey in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Cover loosely with foil.  Cook the turkey in a preheated oven at 325°F for 3 1/4 – 3 1/2 hours or until a cooking thermometer registers 180°F in the thickest part of the meat and the juices run clear.  During cooking, be sure to cut the string from the legs at 2 1/2 hours so the drumsticks and thigh cook evenly.  Also remove the foil for the last 45 minutes for a beautiful brown color.

 

Step 7.  Enjoy!  Remove the turkey from the oven and let it sit undisturbed for 15-20 minutes.  Next carve the turkey and arrange slices on a serving platter for all to enjoy.  Yum! Yum!

 

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! – Attorney David O

 

7 Things You Need to Know about the Law Firm of David O Defense

1. The law firm of David O Defense is exclusively dedicated to DUI and criminal defense.

business manBy focusing on only DUI and criminal defense, the lawyers of David O Defense are able to continue to strengthen their knowledge on DUI and criminal defense law, they are aware of any new DUI or criminal law changes, and they personally get to know the prosecutors and judges that handle these types of cases, all of which contributes to better case resolutions.

2. The law firm of David O Defense is comprised of 3 powerhouse DUI and criminal defense attorneys.

1)  David O, senior attorney and owner of David O Defense, 2) Christopher Choe, associate DUI and criminal defense attorney, and 3) Anastasia Kidniz, associate DUI and criminal defense attorney. (Click on the attorneys names to learn more)

3. David O has been practicing DUI and criminal defense for over 12 years.

Attorney David O has dedicated his law firm and legal career to DUI and criminal defense because he loves helping people through tough times. He wants to get the right result for each client no matter how long it takes. He and his associate attorneys understand that providing excellent service requires; hard work, an attention to detail, and preparation.

4. Communication is a priority.

The lawyers of David O Defense make themselves readily available to their clients and are easily contacted by phone, text, and/or email.  They can be contacted day, night, and weekends.  If a client leaves a message they can expect their attorney will reply promptly.

5. The law firm of David O Defense is willing to take a case to trial if necessary.

fighting business manSome attorneys avoid going to trial at all costs because it means more work, time, and energy.  But the attorneys at David O Defense have no fear in taking a case to trial if it’s in the client’s best interests.  The DUI and criminal defense attorneys at David O Defense work hard and fight hard for each and every client!

6. Legal fees are reasonable flat fees, no hidden costs ever.

Here at David O Defense we are upfront about the cost of representation.  During a free legal consultation a client will be quoted a flat legal fee before any work begins.  No hidden costs or unexpected charges will ever be added to a client’s legal fee.

7. You won’t regret hiring David O Defense to represent your case.

The attorneys at David O Defense are not only knowledgeable about DUI and criminal defense but they are also caring and compassionate.  They work extremely hard to achieve the best case resolution possible for each and every client.  Take a moment and read a few of our Client Reviews to see what past clients have said about David O Defense.

Learn More About DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney, David O

David O has been a criminal defense attorney since 2003 representing clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes.   He has dedicated his whole legal career to criminal defense because of his desire to help people.  He believes it is a privilege to practice law and even more so when given the opportunity to help a person with a challenging criminal case.   What sets him apart from the rest of the criminal defense lawyers, is his focus on achieving optimal case results while having the ability to provide his clients with empathy and compassion. Additionally, DUI and criminal defense attorney, David O wants to get the right result for each client no matter how long it takes.  He takes pride in serving his clients well.  David understands providing excellent service and getting results require hard work, an attention to detail, and preparation. He has proven to be a valuable asset to his clients, successfully defending them in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, and throughout Central and Western Washington.

David started his legal career volunteering for a public defense agency, Northwest Defender’s Association, as a criminal defense attorney. From 2004-2008, David was employed as a criminal defense attorney in a private law firm handling both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2008, David opened his own criminal law practice, David O Defense.

DUI and criminal defense lawyer, David O has been recognized by Washington Law and Politics as a “Rising Star.”   He is highly rated and reviewed on Yelp, Google and AVVO. He has been awarded the Pro Bono Service Commendation by the Washington State Bar Association from 2007-2009. He also serves on the Korean American Bar Association (KABA) as an active board member.

This past weekend, David spoke at the KABA Legal Seminar about criminal defense law.  The purpose of this legal seminar was, “To provide Korean foreign nationals and Korean Americans with foundational information regarding the American legal system and laws, to raise the collective legal IQ of the Korean community, and to reduce common and preventable legal mistakes.”

Currently attorney David O is writing about criminal defense law.  His writing focuses on the legal process of defending criminal cases, explaining the different types of criminal charges, describing the different degrees of criminal charges, as well as what an individual should do if they are charged with a crime.  His work will be published in a collective legal journal to be utilized by individuals for educational purposes and as a legal reference guide.

In short, DUI and criminal defense attorney, David O is passionate about criminal defense law.  He truly enjoys helping people, giving back to the community, and fighting criminal cases.  If you would like to speak to attorney David O, give him a call at 206-459-6392.

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David O Defense
2211 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98121
Tel: 206.459.6392
Fax: 888.615.0237
Email: david@davidodefense.com

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