Yep that's right, cold smoked some turkey burger yesterday. It was only 12°f outside so I thought I'd take advantage of the balmy weather and cold smoke some turkey burger. The ambient temp in the smoker never got above 36°f. Used the 12" amnts loaded with apple pellets. Cold smoked for 1 1/2 hours. This gave the meat a nice mellow smoke. Immediately following the cold smoke I browned the meat with onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, salt and pepper. While all that was going on I boiled the manicotti noodles. You don't want these to go super soft makes it easier to stuff without blowouts. 6-8 minutes in a rolling boil is about the right amount of time. Also while browning the meat mix up the cheesus. I used about 2 cups part skim ricotta, 2 cups grated mozzarella, and about a 1/2 cup Parmesan, chopped fresh parsley, oregano, salt ,pepper garlic. Once the meat mixture is browned remove from the heat and allow to cool. One it has cooled down a bit mix into the cheese mixture. In a 9x13 or larger casserole dish put a layer of sauce (can use marinara, spaghetti, or a white sauce) covering the bottom of the dish. Stuff the manicotti as full as you can with the cheese and meat mixture, place into the dish, repeat until done. Cover the pasta with more sauce, grated Parmesan, and fresh chopped parsley. Cover with foil and put into pre-heated 350° oven for 40 minutes or until heated through. I like to take the foil off for the last 10-15 minutes and hit with some more Parmesan.
Ready for the Oven!