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My Thanksgiving Smoke - Turk Breast + Fixins QView

thunderdome

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Mrs. Thunderdome and I spent Thanksgiving day at home together this year. We made a full meal for just us two, so we’re gonna be leftover’d all week.

Here’s the pics:

I bought a 9 lbs Turkey breast, and brined it overnight. This stuff smelled great as it cooked.

http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4316.jpg

Here’s the ingredients for the brine. Has a lot of good stuff. Found it on clearance after last years holiday stuff had to move.http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4317.jpg

Here it is coming to a boil. Look at all the good stuff
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4318.jpg

Used a brining bag. This thing was huge. I think I could have done up to a 20 lbs bird in it.
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4319.jpg

Out of the bag, and rinsed thoroughly. Seasoned with Creole seasoning and Plowboys Yardbird Rub
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4321.jpg

1 pound of bacon laid over the breast meat
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4322.jpg

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Here it is after almost 6 hours in the UDS. I used Hickory briquettes, with some Peach wood chunks for smoke. Cooked between 250 and 275. Since I had the bacon over it the whole time, I thew it in the oven @ 450 for ten mins so one side would have crisp skin. The other side I took the skin off (for sandwiches and leftovers)
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4324.jpg

Here’s the sliced up pics
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4326.jpg

You can see the smoke it took on through the bacon. The pink smoke ring went about 3/4 of an inch into the breast meat
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4327.jpg

http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4328.jpg

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Here is my plate…maxxed out. Had to reinforce w/ a second plate #fat

The Mrs made green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and heated up some dinner rolls. I was miserable. Then I had pumpkin pie. #fat+chunky
http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/ThunderDomePB/112510-Thanksgiving/?action=view¤t=IMG_4332.jpg
 
 

roller

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Meal fit for a King and Queen  great job. I am thinking about just doing breast from now own...
 

rbranstner

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Looks wonderful. Thats is exactly the meal I have been having at least once a day for the past 4 days. Oh man I love leftovers. haha
 

jojo22

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Man, gotta make me hungry right before dinner huh?? Looks awesome!!
 

Bearcarver

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That looks outstanding !!!!!  


I'm betting Mrs TD gave you a big Turkey tasting kiss for that !!! 


Real Nice!

Bear

On edit----Wait a minute---What happened to the Bacon???
 
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raptor700

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Love the color on the breast! And the plate looks Awesome!!
 

mballi3011

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Now the bird looks awesome and I know it tasted really good to. I wish I had a great turkey dinner that looked like yours did. I had the bits and pieces that I grabbed while carving for my dinner. It's all good thou.
 

thunderdome

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That looks outstanding !!!!!  


I'm betting Mrs TD gave you a big Turkey tasting kiss for that !!! 


Real Nice!

Bear

On edit----Wait a minute---What happened to the Bacon???

haha, unfortunately she didn't...the tryptophan had already set in 
 

squirrel

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Really awesome job! That turkey looks amazing. I love the way you smothered the turkey in bacon!
 

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