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26 November 2009 @ 09:58 am
bruised turkey?  

I am at my boyfriend's house where we are preparing thanksgiving dinner for his family. We open the turkey up - and there is what looks like a giant bruise on it. Like a standard dark bluish bruise, similar in coloration to a bruise on human skin.

I don't recall having seen this before - but usually when i've cooked Thanksgiving before there has been a mom of some sort hovering, and it's possible I just may not have noticed. Is this anything I should be concerned about?

miserable, arrogant old bat: suncottonmanifesto on November 26th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
nope, nothing to worry about except where you got your turkey from.
ashash_is_scarlett on November 26th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Sometimes they stamp the carcass or tattoo the live turkey and it smudges. It will be blue or purplish.
Storydreamerkaralianne on November 26th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)

We've often had turkeys with ink on them. It's edible, non-toxic, so nothing to worry about.
I need your disciplineneaira on November 26th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
It just means the turkey was handled roughly.
squid_inksquid_ink on November 26th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
was the turkey fresh or frozen? if it was fresh, it may have gotten bruised (either before death or during shipment)

frozen are generally injected with stuff to prevent this (I think it's an oil/salt solution)

that said.. I don't touch the stuff
ipsafictura on November 26th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
As others have said, it's most likely either a bruise or a stamp, either way it won't hurt the flavor/safety of your turkey.