apple brined 4th of july Turk

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mcmelik, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. mcmelik

    mcmelik Smoke Blower

    Whipped up a few vittle's for the clan this weekend and here is how I did my Turkey. This is the apple brine recipe that I got out of a Taste of Home cookbook of the wife's a couple of years ago.
    2 quarts of unsweetend apple juice
    2 1/2 cups brown sugar
    1 cup kosher salt ( omit if the bird is pre-basted)
    4 onces fresh ginger root peeled and sliced
    15 whole cloves or to taste
    6 gralic cloves crushed
    3 bat leaves
    3 medium oranges (quartered)
    vegitable oil
    bring first 7 ingredients to a boil until the salt and sugar disolve. Add the oranges. remove from heat and add cold water or ice to cool. Put the Turk into a turkey roasting bag and add the brine.Squeeze as much of the air out of the bag as you can and put it in the fridge over night. Then rinse off the bird with cold water and rub down with the vegitable oil.
    The brine

    on the smoke for about an hour with plum and pecan at about 275-280

    just about the color I am looking for Then it gets a cover with foil to get it up to 165 internal the off to rest till 180 and the other goods are ready.

    Feeding the crowd with the days work sorry but no cut pics

    Thanks for looking at my Qvue
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Quite a feed you had there. Looks great.
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks delicious! Great job. [​IMG]
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I didn't get my invite, must be in the mail [​IMG]. Job well done, nice looking chow.
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smoke and plenty of company! Thanks for the Qview.
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Mark that's on heck of a nice looking feast you put on! Wow....good to go! You got a real nice camper there too [​IMG]

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