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Boneless Turkey breast . Cured and smoked .

chopsaw

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I do this method every now and then , but use chicken . Makes good sandwich meat . Had a whole turkey breast in the freezer , so got it thawed out . Mixed up a gallon batch of Pop's low salt brine . Cured the breast with the skin on and the bone in for 6 days . Used the Briner Jr.
Drained and rinsed a day before smoking . Then I peel the skin off and remove the bone . I put the halves back together cut side in , and thick to thin so it evens out some .
I lay the skin out and scrape any visible fat . Then wrap around the breast halves and into some # 28 netting . Back in the fridge over night .
Used the MES 30 . Mesquite and apple pellets in a 6 " tube . Couple hours dry time . Couple hours of smoke at 130 , then bumped it up to finish . Let the smoke go until it ran out . I took this to 170 since it had been cut apart and put back together . Just to make sure .
Out of a 6 day cure ,
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I used a sharp knife to get the skin off . Don't want to tear it .
Skin is used to hold it together and keep the outside from drying out .
It will be tossed later .
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Lay out the skin and scrape the fat .
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De-boned , and put back together on the skin .
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Wrap the skin around and put the netting on . This can take a few tries .
Makes a nice bundle . Overnight in the fridge helps it set up and dry the surface .
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All smoked . I take the net off right away before the meat starts to shrink .
Comes right off .
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Sliced up . Skin removed .
Texture is pretty good . You can see the seem in the middle . Held together nice .
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Got in the upper 50's yesterday , but just nasty and damp .
Soup and a turkey BLT sounded good . Soup is Bear creek vegetable barley mix .
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The turkey by itself is ok . I mean it's turkey . Not a lot there . On the sandwich with everything else it was fantastic .
Nice hint of smoke and all those flavors really go good together .
Thanks for lookin .
 

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Man that looks really really good. Love turkey like this. I'll take a sammich please
 

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That looks fantastic Rich, Like! I used to smoke cured chickens quite often that made for great chicken salad sannys, had kind of a hammy look and taste from the Cure #1. RAY
 

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Man that looks really really good. Love turkey like this. I'll take a sammich please
Jake , thanks bud . My son took a sandwich to work today . That's a good sign .
Might be open faced turkey and gravy for my lunch .
 

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Holy Shoot !!!
Outstanding, Rich!!
I can't believe how perfect that thing rolled & bagged into!!!
Unbelievable!!
That Sammy has to be Awesome!!
Like.

Bear
 
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That looks fantastic Rich,
Thanks Ray . Appreciate that .

I used to smoke cured chickens quite often that made for great chicken salad sannys, had kind of a hammy look and taste from the Cure #1
Oh yeah . I used the phosphate injection on whole chickens , then shredded . Makes a great pulled chicken sandwich . Never thought about chicken salad . That would be great .
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Holy Shoot !!!
Outstanding, Rich!!
Thanks John .

I can'y believe how perfect that thing rolled & bagged into!!!
Unbelievable!!
You've heard the monkey and a football thing ? It's a slippery deal . I got it in 3 tries .
I ran across the boneless roast you did in the roto .
Next one like this goes in the 360 . Be the perfect size .
Thanks for lookin .
 

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Looks awesome! I'm for an open faced gravy sammie too! With my luck I'd pop that "football" straight to the floor with dogs thanking me for the treat! :emoji_blush:

Ryan
 

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Great job chop awesome sammies in the line up for sure.

Warren
 

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Wow!! Quite a few steps involved but it looks really, really good. I absolutely love smoked turkey breast sandwiches...and salads. I'd be all over that in a big hurry. Nice job Chop!!

Robert
 

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That looks delicious Chop! Smoked is the only way we eat Turkey the last few years. Especially Thanksgiving.
Great work, and excellent step by steps.
 

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Dang Chop, That makes me very hungry for a turkey sami! I think its safe to say you have that down!
 

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Great job chop awesome sammies in the line up for sure.
Thanks Warren . Great sandwich at a better price .

Wow!! Quite a few steps involved but it looks really, really good. I absolutely love smoked turkey breast sandwiches...and salads. I'd be all over that in a big hurry. Nice job Chop!!
Yup . Just a bit of work . I've skipped the wrapped skin part . Comes out good that way too .
Robert , thanks for the comments .
 

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