Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

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Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:34 am

Merry Christmas all,

I would like to share something I learned about cooking turkeys.

It is called spatchcocking.

What you do is cut the spine out of the turkey then flip it over perform CPR and break the breast bone splaying it out flat which allows for even cooking and is allot faster.

15 pound turkey set in the oven at 450 degrees took 1 hour and 5 minutes to complete.

The problem with spatchcocking is cutting those bones connecting the spine to the rest of the bird. Most people like to use kitchen shears or a thick sturdy knife.

I got to thinking about it and thought hmmmm I am willing to bet my Spyderco Pacific Salt 2 will work better than a plain edge or a pair of shears.

Turns out I was right that Spydie edge and the tough H1 steel went through all the bones connecting the spine like it was nothing at all. I mean it was like a saw nothing could stand in its way and it was so easy, very little effort required unlike the people on the YouTube channels struggling.

I was amazed and said wow why do people make this so hard, my girlfriend said that is because they do not have Spyderco Super Knives like you do.

Laughed again and agreed.

So folks get to spatchcocking and break out those Pacific Salt 2's with a Spydie edge and do it the easy way.

Merry Christmas

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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:56 pm

Every week I see a new reason to get a pac salt at some point....

Nice application!
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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby Wartstein » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:08 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Every week I see a new reason to get a pac salt at some point....

Nice application!
:eek: Hurry up, if you want the current one! It will get discontinued!
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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby JohnAPA » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:38 pm

Does that technique work well with chicken too?

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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby Enactive » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:13 pm

JohnAPA wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:38 pm
Does that technique work well with chicken too?
Yes indeed.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby zhyla » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:31 pm

I’ve spatchcocked a lot of turkeys. If you cut in the right spot it doesn’t take much force. I just use a sturdy kitchen knife (a beater western chefs knife).

100% the correct way to cook turkey though. Perfect every time.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:49 pm

I have been spatchcocking birds for many years. Chickens too. It is my favorite way. I however just use shears.

Make sure to save that spine for the soup pot! There is a lot of good connective tissue in there which is the secret to good broth.
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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby standy99 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:33 pm

Being a ex butcher I bone and roll nearly everything and use the bones for gravy stock.

Having plenty of butchers netting makes it easy
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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby benben » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:39 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Every week I see a new reason to get a pac salt at some point....

Nice application!
I’ve said that for 3 years, finally got one and it’s in my pocket everyday! I could seriously move 10+ knives that I know just won’t get used anymore..........just get one, everybody was right!

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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby prndltech » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:29 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Every week I see a new reason to get a pac salt at some point....

Nice application!
:eek: You don’t own one already? :confused:

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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby crazywednesday » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:08 pm

benben wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:39 pm
curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Every week I see a new reason to get a pac salt at some point....

Nice application!
I’ve said that for 3 years, finally got one and it’s in my pocket everyday! I could seriously move 10+ knives that I know just won’t get used anymore..........just get one, everybody was right!
This is me too. It's just so hard to let those other non pocket time favorites go.
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Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:18 pm

I'd probably wait to get one in the updated handle.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
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