Boneless Turkey Breast

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sooner fan, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. I am looking for an uncooked 4-5 pnd boneless turkey roast (I think). I want one like I see when I go to a bbq restaraunt a big round piece of meat that they slice from. I can find ones already smoked but not uncooked. Has anyone had any luck finding one and smoking one?

    I have been able to boneless turkey breasts but they are just one side of the boned turkey breast cut off. Not a roast type style like I am looking for. I have tried meat markets, grocery stores, etc. Maybe I need to ask someone at a bbq restraunt where they get theirs. Maybe they buy them already smoked and just warm, slice, and serve?

    Anyone know?
  2. richp692

    richp692 Smoke Blower

    I know Restaurant Depot caries them for about 1.50 a pound.
  3. Dang, they don't have a location in my area (Oklahoma City)! [​IMG]
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is this the sort you are talking about?

    If so I get mine at our local Acme, I believe Shoprite has them as well. Got them 2 for $4 @3lbs each

    Last one I did I brined in brown sugar, kosher salt, cloves, bay leaves, pickling spices, black pepper, red pepper and garlic.
    Smoked over hickory (next time I'm trying birch) for about 3 hours, till it hit 165.
  5. Yes!!! Is that all white meat?

    It sure looks delicous! Was it great!
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes, all white meat.
    I was extremely happy with how well it turned out. And juicy too, I've been snacking on slices on turkey for days but it is almost gone, luckily I have another in the freezer for the next time I smoke.
    Comes wrapped in
    They were in one of those center isles with the frozen wings and burger patties, if you know what center things I mean, anyway they were in the same section as the frozen cornish hens.
    They were wrapped in netting so I just lefty that on and peeled off after I smoked.
    I hope you are able to find some around your area.
    And good luck.
  7. indacup

    indacup Fire Starter

    What was the ratios of the above mentioned spices???

    It looks DEElicious!
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Restaurants get 12-14lb, 3-4 lobe Boneless Turkey Breasts from their distributors, Many have walk-in Stores for guys that do small Catering jobs. They come 2-4 per case but some places break cases. Do a search for Wholesale Restaurant Food Distributors, you should have a Sysco or US Foods in your area...Good luck...JJ
  9. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have a sysco about a mile down the road... you think they sell to the public JJ ?
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The one by me does...They often Break cases for customers then end up with an odd number of units to move...they will sell them in a walk-in customer area...not as cheap as regular clients but still pretty good prices on stuff you can't get from Grocery Stores....Try some of their Meat Bases, Chix, Beef , Seafood, Clam, ETC...I have a variety that I use to bump the flavor in sauces, soups, pretty much use it instead of adding Salt even in Potatoes and Vegetables...Damn! here I am giving away Cheffie TRICKS again...They are going to take my Union Card!...JJ
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  11. Costco has them, both plain and one that is a rosemary herb marinade.
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I never knew sysco sold to the public!

    Thanks JJ, going to look into that.
  13. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the recipe Ahron, yet another great How-To post. [​IMG]
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I don't know if it is All Sysco's but here they and other Distributors are open to the public just not well known...JJ
  15. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    once again JJ saves the day :yahoo:
  16. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's what we get. Looks great and 2 for $4 is unheard off. I have seen them asking $7 to $8 for just one. Since Butterballs are already in a brine, I never brined mine.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  17. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    [​IMG]    anytime I can help...JJ
  18. jsdspif

    jsdspif Meat Mopper

    I was just thinking they meant 2 at $4 per pound . I can't imagine getting 2 of them for $4 . Maybe they'll chime back in and clear that up ???
  19. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    Look at the start date of this thread  2009.   Someone bumped this old thread.

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