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First try using mayo in wild turkey.

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by wnctracker, May 13, 2018.

  1. I smoked some wild turkey breast and thighs yesterday and decided to try some mayo on one. I brined the breasts 24 hours. Then coated in oil and rubbed in a paprika spices and sugar BBQ rub. Then I coated one breast in Mayo. I wrapped them both with bacon, black peppered them, and smoked at 220-230 until 163 IT. Then pulled, tented in foil, and let rest 15 mins. These were both amazing, the best, most juicy tender wild turkey I've ever eaten. The one with the mayo the better of the two. The thighs were tough still as expected, but very juicy from the brine and mayo.
     

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  2. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Awesomely done!
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great test... I've been using mayo for MANY years... I think it adds a very subtle, but definite improvement to meats with NO, "I can taste the mayo" tell tale ....
     
  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have used mayo in the past & really couldn't tell the difference, maybe I need to give it another try!
    Your birds look very good!
    Al
     
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    WNCT, Nice looking bird!