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Spatchcocked Turkey

post #1 of 21
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Did a spatchcocked turkey on my UDS yesterday....Smoked with a bit of olive and apple woods.

First I brined overnight in a simple mixture of water, kosher salt, sugar, red pepper flakes, onion and garlic.

I added some sliced smoked sausage under the skin for added moisture and flavor,

Then I rubbed the bird with butter and seasoned with kosher salt and cracked black pepper and a bit of garlic....

After smoking, I ran the bird under the broiler to crisp up the skin....I like my skin crisp. :)

The turkey came out moist and tender. I liked the added flavor from the sausage.

post #2 of 21
Looks great Jeanie. Nice idea about using the sausage.
post #3 of 21
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Thanks Ron, the smoked sausage added a lot of extra flavor.smile.gif

It was sure hot smoking out on my patio yesterday.....My thermometer was about to bust! PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif

post #4 of 21
Geesh, it was a hot day for ya ... was there any trouble maintaining temps?

Great ideas from ya as always, Jeanie. Love the smoked sausage addition under the skin ... PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 21
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Thanks Laurel!
Didn't have any problems with the UDS, I kept it at 325. Bet I could have fried an egg on the patio though. lol
post #6 of 21
I love the idea of smoked sausage under the skin. Thanks for the ideas and pics!
post #7 of 21
I love spatchcocked chicken and plan to try a turkey real soon.

Do you air dry your birds? I air dry my chickens and just love the way the skin crisps up.
post #8 of 21
Nice bird Jeanie PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif.

I love the smoked turkey meat, must have been good with the sausage icon_smile.gif.
post #9 of 21
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Thanks Cheyman, TN and Dave!

Cheyman, the smoked sausage sure added a nice flavor.

TN, I did not air dry this bird. I love doing that with ducks though....that crisp skin is just about my favorite thing. biggrin.gif

Dave, your rotis turkeys are what got me in the mood for turkey. Your birds are awesome!cool.gif
post #10 of 21
After spending the day playing wih sharks I would like you to know my skin is crispy biggrin.gif

Turkey is looking good. I hope some day you cook one of these feasts for me PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 21
Yeah, Cowgirl DEFINATELY has the good eats going on. She'd be a great campin partner. I'd like to try that buried pit cooking. Had it in Maui. Not real practical in Minnesota.
post #12 of 21
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Vlap, I would be honored to cook for you. My cooking doesn't hold a candle to the feasts you prepare.

Watch out for those sharks, I'm sure they like crispy skin too. lol
post #13 of 21
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Thanks Supervman!

You need to start packin....I'm heading out tomorrow for a week long camp out. Going to sit by the fire under the stars.....as hot as it is, I will probably not sit right by the campfire. lol
post #14 of 21
Thanks Jeanie,
That turkey looks so good, the sausage under the skin is a great idea. I can't wait to give it a try. Have a great camping trip, try to stay cool!
That is serious heat!
post #15 of 21
Played with the sharks today and only found the small ones. Nothing like last week. Did have fun with one bonnet head shark who was checking out my bare feet while wading on a sandbar. (same one I saw the BIG bullshark last week)
The bonnethead was circling my feet... Maybe my toes looked like snacks. PDT_Armataz_01_15.gif

As for my feasts I must say you make some food that puts mine to shame PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #16 of 21
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Thank you BBQ!

The smokey drippings from the sausage sure did taste good in the breast meat. I didn't get a picture of the breast cut up...took the bird to a party.

I'm hoping to stay in the shade during the day and do some night time catfishing. smile.gif
post #17 of 21
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LOL....and here I am, afraid to get in the water with a 60lb+ catfish.
Don't know how you do it Vlap!!
post #18 of 21
Great looking turkey cowgirl..I normally fry my turkeys but after seeing this will have to try smoking one..especially like the idea of the sausagePDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #19 of 21
Nice lookin turkey Jeanie. Always wanting to try something different with the birds and this is one I will try. Thanks.
post #20 of 21
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Thank you Dennis and Mark! Hope you give one a try sometime.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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