Cook a turkey for a child for 1 hour, changing the water in the middle of cooking.
How to boil a turkey for a child
- Wash the meat thoroughly under running water.
- If necessary, separate from the bones.
- Cut into medium sized pieces.
- Boil water, then put meat in it.
- Boil for half an hour.
- Drain the water – it can be used for adult dishes.
- Pour new water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Put the meat back in.
- Cook for another half hour.
- Skip the boiled pieces through a meat grinder or chop with a blender.
- Add a little vegetable broth or warmed milk to the resulting mass.
- Bring the resulting puree to a boil one more time, serve the child warm.
Together with boiled meat, you can grind a little boiled carrots, pumpkin, or, best of all, boiled zucchini into baby puree.
It is important that the parts of the meat grinder or blender that come into contact with boiled meat are as clean as possible, especially if they have already been in contact with raw meat or raw eggs. Therefore, it is better to boil all the parts well in water.
Also, for hygienic reasons, it is instructed to boil the resulting puree a second time.
It is necessary to boil a turkey in two waters so that all unnecessary hormones, if any, come out of the meat to the maximum.
You can start introducing turkey meat into complementary foods from about eight months of age, after the first tested vegetables and some fruits.
A turkey for a child can be cooked not only in a saucepan, but also steamed, in a slow cooker or baked.
In no case do not rush to add garlic, onions and even your favorite spices to the child’s diet – all this may not be very useful for the baby.
It is best for a child to choose a breast for cooking turkey meat. The breast contains a minimum of fat and a maximum of proteins.
Be sure to remove excess fat, bones and skin before cooking.
After a year, you can start preparing soups, casseroles and light salads for children with the addition of turkey meat.