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My Thanksgiving Smoke - Turk Breast + Fixins QView

post #1 of 10
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Mrs. Thunderdome and I spent Thanksgiving day at home together this year. We made a full meal for just us two, so we’re gonna be leftover’d all week.

 

Here’s the pics:

 

I bought a 9 lbs Turkey breast, and brined it overnight. This stuff smelled great as it cooked.

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Here’s the ingredients for the brine. Has a lot of good stuff. Found it on clearance after last years holiday stuff had to move.Photobucket

 

 

Here it is coming to a boil. Look at all the good stuff
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Used a brining bag. This thing was huge. I think I could have done up to a 20 lbs bird in it.
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Out of the bag, and rinsed thoroughly. Seasoned with Creole seasoning and Plowboys Yardbird Rub
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1 pound of bacon laid over the breast meat
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Here it is after almost 6 hours in the UDS. I used Hickory briquettes, with some Peach wood chunks for smoke. Cooked between 250 and 275. Since I had the bacon over it the whole time, I thew it in the oven @ 450 for ten mins so one side would have crisp skin. The other side I took the skin off (for sandwiches and leftovers)
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Here’s the sliced up pics
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You can see the smoke it took on through the bacon. The pink smoke ring went about 3/4 of an inch into the breast meat
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Here is my plate…maxxed out. Had to reinforce w/ a second plate #fat

The Mrs made green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and heated up some dinner rolls. I was miserable. Then I had pumpkin pie. #fat+chunky
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post #2 of 10

Meal fit for a King and Queen  great job. I am thinking about just doing breast from now own...

post #3 of 10

Looks wonderful. Thats is exactly the meal I have been having at least once a day for the past 4 days. Oh man I love leftovers. haha

post #4 of 10

Man, gotta make me hungry right before dinner huh?? Looks awesome!!

post #5 of 10

That looks outstanding !!!!!  PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

 

I'm betting Mrs TD gave you a big Turkey tasting kiss for that !!! wink.gif

 

 

Real Nice!

 

Bear

 

 

On edit----Wait a minute---What happened to the Bacon???

post #6 of 10

Love the color on the breast! And the plate looks Awesome!! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

post #7 of 10

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Now the bird looks awesome and I know it tasted really good to. I wish I had a great turkey dinner that looked like yours did. I had the bits and pieces that I grabbed while carving for my dinner. It's all good thou.

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

That looks outstanding !!!!!  PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

 

I'm betting Mrs TD gave you a big Turkey tasting kiss for that !!! wink.gif

 

 

Real Nice!

 

Bear

 

 

On edit----Wait a minute---What happened to the Bacon???



haha, unfortunately she didn't...the tryptophan had already set in 

post #9 of 10

Really awesome job! That turkey looks amazing. I love the way you smothered the turkey in bacon!

post #10 of 10

Very nice! 

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