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Mother-n-Law was Overruled

chilerelleno

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Thanksgiving this year was going to be a relaxed affair with a limited showing due to some family moving out of state and others visiting elsewhere.
Plans for Thanksgiving had been for my wife to oven roast our one turkey due to her mother and father recently deciding that smoked meats don't agree with them any longer.
But then everyone else finally spoke up and demanded a smoked bird in favor of oven roasted.
Yep, the matriarch on this side was denied. :emoji_astonished:

So I found myself with a 25lb Butterball to be smoked... Hell Yeah!


Spatch It!

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Inject It!
Inject with my homemade Cajun Apple Butter and baste with it too.

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Smoke It!
Straight hickory, ran the temp at 350°.
I also ran a pan of aromatics under the bird.
2 hours and 43 minutes later the breast hit 165° and the thighs were 178°.

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Dinner!
The menu was pretty tame without 2-3 families contributing.

Charcuterie Boards and other Appetizers
Smoked Turkey
Crockpot Herb Turkey Tenderloins
Turkey Gravy
Cornbread Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Spiced Cranberry Apple Sauce
Kings Hawaiian rolls
And a pretty good assortment of tasty desserts

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udaman

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wow looks amazing, I love smoked turkey, Yummy
Rob
Happy thanks giving!!
 

slater

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Thanks for sharing!
Im doing one in the morning #18.5 Butterball. My mom smoked a bird today & wife says were smoking one on friday for TG session #2,,,,
Brined yesterday overnight 15 hours max with 1/2 cup salt, 1 cup grown sugar, garlic & onion power, 1 Tbl Tony C original Creole seasoning in 1.5-2.0'ish of water. tips slaughterhouse brine
Went with Tony c Creole butter injection today but wished I would have went with youre recipe......
Is it possible t over inject.......??????
 

tropics

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Looks great to me I did an oven roasted breast.
Richie
 

MJB05615

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Looks great Chile. My Son smoked his first one yesterday, was very good. We're smoking a Breast tomorrow.
I usually don't inject, but your recipe looks delicious, may have to try. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.
 

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Holey Moley Chile !!!!! Going against that trio could be dangerous.... Been there, done that, and found myself in trouble until the divorce....
I hope your luck is a lot different than mine was...
 

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Nice cook . Looks like the right call to me .
 

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Looks fantastic chili, hope your still with us after breaking the ranks,
 

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Awesome looking bird and a great looking plate.
Just the wife me and 1 grandson so it was a small turkey breast in the oven with some sides. If we of had our usual dinner there would have been 32 of us.

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Great looking meal there Chili!
That bird looks awesome!
Al
 

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Great looking bird! And plate of food... very nice! For a tame menu it still looked pretty fulfilling. I agree... sometimes MIL just needs to be put in place.

Ryan
 

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Chile out there smoking his turkey knowing he beat out the mother in law...

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Great looking bird man. Rolled on in my SV24 yesterday too. Things are poultry machines. Whole meal looked great!
 

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Looks great. My MIL would not have complained...SHE bought my Offset Smoker because she liked Smoked meat...JJ
 

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That looks really nice. I should have tied the drum sticks together on mine for presentation on mine. Lots of great pics too.
 

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wow looks amazing, I love smoked turkey, Yummy
Rob
Happy thanks giving!!
Thanks Rob,
and here I thought i wasn't smoking a turkey this year.
Thanks for sharing!
Im doing one in the morning #18.5 Butterball. My mom smoked a bird today & wife says were smoking one on friday for TG session #2,,,,
Brined yesterday overnight 15 hours max with 1/2 cup salt, 1 cup grown sugar, garlic & onion power, 1 Tbl Tony C original Creole seasoning in 1.5-2.0'ish of water. tips slaughterhouse brine
Went with Tony c Creole butter injection today but wished I would have went with youre recipe......
Is it possible t over inject.......??????
Thanks,
Over inject? Yes, it just starts running out the holes, wasteful.
Looks great to me I did an oven roasted breast.
Richie
Thanks Richie.
 

chilerelleno

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Looks great Chile. My Son smoked his first one yesterday, was very good. We're smoking a Breast tomorrow.
I usually don't inject, but your recipe looks delicious, may have to try. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.
Thanks.
Holey Moley Chile !!!!! Going against that trio could be dangerous.... Been there, done that, and found myself in trouble until the divorce....
I hope your luck is a lot different than mine was...
LOL... I didn't do or say anything, I may be crazy but I ain't stupid.
My wife and SiL told me. "You're smoking the turkey, everyone but Mom/Dad wants it smoked."
Beautiful bird, Chili !!:emoji_turkey:
Thanks Mike!
 

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Beautiful piece of work Chile, huge Like! I'm thinking that Cajun Apple butter would really set that bird over the top, looks delicious! RAY
 

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