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a couple turkeys over the weekend

post #1 of 10
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my mom was cleaning out her freezer and found a couple turkeys and asked if i wanted to smoke them..normal answer from me..HELL YEA!  so she brought them over to me thawed out friday morning. So 1st thing saturday morning i fired up the side box smoker and got the birds ready. Gave them a good wash, dried and made 2 different injections.

1st

2 sticks melted butter

1/3 cup lemon pepper

mixed  together and injected in the breast meat and legs

 

2nd

2 sticks melted butter

1/3 cup cajun seasoning

1 Tbs crushed red and black pepper

mixed together and injected in the breast meat and legs

 

didn't have time to brine so i used some bacon to help keep the birds moist

 

got the smoker up and rolling at 245 degrees with a combo of mesquite and hickory

 

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lemon pepper

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cajun/pepper combo

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getting ready to pull the birds off, internal temp at 165

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the cajun/pepper combo

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lemon pepper

 

thanx for looking

 

post #2 of 10

Looks delicious! Smoked Turkey is one of my favortite things - try sliding the bacon between the skin and the breast meat next time - it won't burn (so you get to eat it - yum!!) and it helps keep the breast moist.

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Originally Posted by smokegoddess View Post

Looks delicious! Smoked Turkey is one of my favortite things - try sliding the bacon between the skin and the breast meat next time - it won't burn (so you get to eat it - yum!!) and it helps keep the breast moist.



sounds like a great idea putting the bacon under the skin...i'll have to try it next time

post #4 of 10

Looks good but how did they taste?

post #5 of 10

Looks-Great.gif, I like the bacon idea under the skin.

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Originally Posted by rbranstner View Post

Looks good but how did they taste?



cajun/pepper combo had a nice "bite" to it...to me it could have been a bit spicier..but none the less i really enjoyed that one. 

the lemon pepper tasted great and i will do both styles of injection again in the future.

post #7 of 10

Great looking birds and thanks for the injection recipes!

post #8 of 10

MAN those look great!  I can almost smell and taste them.  Great work!

post #9 of 10

Beautiful looking birds! Nice job!

post #10 of 10

great looking birds

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