posted on Nov, 19 2018 @ 12:19 PM
I won't cook poultry without washing it, I do not care what anyone says. I am not afraid of being in contact with these microbes, it keeps my immune
system working. You do need to wash your sink and counter afterwards and use a good soap to wash your hands. A good dish soap kills these microbes
you do not need triclosan.
If a person has a compromised immune system or has not yet built up a proper immune response to these microbes, then they should be someway sheltered
from them. Young kids do not have a really well developed immune system yet, that makes it important to clean up the counters and sink when done. I
go through lots of paper towels when cooking. Do not wipe your hands on a towel while working on the turkey, use paper towel.
Remember, cleaning that bird is no different than spicing that bird, you have to be flipping and rubbing the spices into the bird with your hands. I
rub it into the cavity and stuff the bird with my hand. Just take precautions to clean up well before doing other things. Spreading fear on this
boosts the economy because people will go to restaurants to eat...where with out the FUT2 genetics protecting you you will possibly get sick.
The way you want to prepare your bird is up to you, It is your decision. If you feel your immune system is compromised, then by all means take
precautions. I always cook my turkey so that it is easily removed from the bones, I do not like the metallic like taste of turkey cooked less. I put
onions into the pot and my stuffing contains both real celery and lots of onions and also real poultry seasoning high in sage and rosemary which kill
bacteria well. I do not like it when the turkey or chicken has undercooked meat in the thighs, so ours is usually overcooked to an internal
temperature of probably close to one ninety. Some of the Amino acids and chemistries are compromised but the gravy from that juice is very tasty. I
prefer birds that are not pre-basted, I do not mind basting the turkey three or four times while cooking, we usually pick at the stuffing that is
already browned that sticks out of the turkey after two hours.
I watch Martha, I do not agree with some of her recipes but do not see a problem with this issue.