Happy Thanksgiving! As reported in yesterday’s blog, we reserved a spot in a local imu for our Thanksgiving turkey. The imu (a pit) was at Lokelani Intermediate School here in Kihei (a fundraiser for their school).
Our friend and I dropped off our turkeys yesterday at a set time (between 4:30 and 5:30). They were wrapped with a wire and got a metal tag attached. The fire was blazing, and I guess they waited for the fire to burn down a bit before loading the pit with banana stalks, turkeys and banana leaves.
This morning we followed the strict instructions to show up between 6:30-7am to pick up our turkeys. The school had a pretty organized system going. A turkey brigade to lift the hot turkeys out of the pit (they all wore gloves),
Yes, I had a taste. The meat tastes delicious. I have never had a turkey breast that moist. I was pleasantly surprised that there was some liquids left in all the layers of foil. We had noticed a number of packages lose their juices as they were being lifted out of the imu. It will make a nice addition to the broth I made with the neck for the gravy. Honestly, this was the easiest turkey I’ve ever roasted. No hovering and fussing over it in the oven. I love it! I will definitely plan on doing this again next year!