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HELP!!! Turkey Breast/Roast.......

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
OK, I have read every single thread on turkey breasts I could find, then I tried to e-mail debi directly from her site and that didn't work so I'm turning to "my people" for help.
Sunday I am smokin a 3 lb turkey breast/roast....more of a roast.PLEAZZZSE tell me if I'm right:
-I will stick it in a brine tomorrow night till sunday am (debi's recipe)
-what basic poultry rub should I use? I have Debi's rub book but I am overwelmed, could someone suggest one?
-I intend to inject w/pepper/butter mixture ( I actually know how to do this :))
- I assume 170 degrees??? Debi's Temp chart doesn't cover turkey breast
So my guess is 225 for 3-6 hours????

I intend to slice this for lunchmeat for the week. If I've forgotten anything please tell me.
post #2 of 7
Turkey Pastrami

3 Tablespoons coriander seeds
3 Tablespoons black peppercorns
6 cloves garlic minced
1 ½ tsp yellow mustard seeds
¼ cup coarse salt
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup paprika
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground mace (optional)
1 4-5 lbs turkey breast bone

Make the rub; coarsely crush the seeds combine with the remaining ingredients and mix well using fingers

Add rub to meat, smoke, and enjoy

For turkey breast this is my go to recipe. I smoke it at 225-250 F it goes for I believe around 5-6 hours.

This recipe works for goose, chicken but turkey is the best and always has my guests paying me compliments.
post #3 of 7
Cheech, that sounds great, I'm saving that one for future use
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 


What temp should I get the Turkey to. Its a 3lb, boneless roast. I'm guessing 170 ?
post #5 of 7
165 should be fine. You could go to 180 to be absolutely sure, but then you risk a dry bird.
post #6 of 7
Rubs are a personal choice depending on the flavours you like. As for finishing temperature, 160° or so is fine if you wrap the roast immediately. The roast will rise to 170° which is the "new" recommended temperature. The old temperature was 180°. LOL, the "new" temperature is actually old. I was looking through an older recipe book and it says to cook to 170°. I'd suggest cooking at 250° and get a digital thermometer with long probe cable. Times are always an approximation, better to monitor the food with a thermometer.
post #7 of 7
Sounds good! I've saved your recipe to my recipe file. Thanks for the post.
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