WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes.
This week, Lisa and Brian tackle a turkey recipe made with several Got to Be N.C. products. You can access this recipe on the Got to Be Good Cookin’ Web site, along with several other holiday favorites.
If you’re in search of a turkey for your holiday dinner, N.C. Farm Fresh, a Web site directory for direct-to-consumer farms in the state, has a comprehensive listing of farms that provide turkeys for the holidays and beyond. Visit the listing here. Currently, North Carolina ranks third in the nation for poultry production, which includes the turkey, broiler, quail and egg industries. In 2007, about 39 million turkeys were raised in the state. Sampson and Duplin counties are the top producers in North Carolina.
In the Got to Be Good Cookin’ kitchen, the entire month of November will be devoted to a Got to Be N.C. Thanksgiving. Here’s what Lisa says:
The holidays are upon us and that means getting together with friends and family to celebrate and enjoy good times and good food with one another. I wanted to share a variety of dishes this month, from a gift-giving idea to the turkey. If Brian and I can cook a turkey, then just about anyone can cook a turkey. All of these recipes also have that wonderful North Carolina, down-home goodness baked right in. So try to relax and enjoy the cooler weather, the changing of the leaves and time spent with those you love.