Use a Steamer Basket to Reheat Leftover Turkey in Juicy Fashion All that sliced white and dark stuff in your fridge? The microwave and oven are just waiting to dehydrate it on your second (and third, and fourth) go-rounds. Heat it up with a bit of steam for the best possible leftovers.
Kitchen testers extraordinaire Cooks Illustrated offers this simple techniqueâ€”simple, at least, if you have the pot and a steaming receptacle just big enough for it:
Microwaving or reheating leftover turkey in the oven often dries it out. To keep the meat moist, place slices of leftover turkey in a steamer basket set in a pot of simmering water, then cover the pot with a lid and check it every few minutes. The turkey heats up quickly and stays juicy. Over at the TrackTalk forum for runners (of all places), we were inspired by one commenters’ idea: substitute the water for chicken or turkey stock/broth instead. You could possibly get nuts and add a small bit of lemon if you really wanted to recreate a fresh, steaming-hot bird experience.
What to do with all the potatoes, cranberry sauce, and other stuff? Try these leftover recipes, or simply roast them all into a panade.