Smoked Cajun turkey today - Q-view

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by coachwalrich, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. So I brined this beauty last night:


    1 gallon water

    3/4 cup of kosher salt

    3/4 cup of brown sugar

    1/2 cup of Cajun seasoning

    1/4 cup of coarse black pepper

    Put in the fridge for 15 hours

    Injected it:

    1 stick of butter, melted
    1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning
    1 tablespoon garlic powder

    I heated all the ingredients in a small saucepan - and injected the turkey about 6 times

    Sprinkled Cajun seasoning all over the turkey

    Smoked it for a little over 4 hours 

    Cherry wood

    Took out and wrapped it to rest for 50 minutes

    YUM YUM!

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
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  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    MM MMMM MMMMMMM.... that looks really good... I like to run it through my slicer (after overnight refrigeration) for sammich's during the week...

    Did you put any kinda rub on it ? how did the cajun seasoning come through with just a brine and injection ??
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  3. Looks nice as..
  4. Thanks - yeah, i rubbed yellow mustard all over and then sprinkled cajun  season all over.  I was nervous it was going to be overkill on the seasoning, so I did not put on a lot, but I did cover the turkey.  Had the right bite - it was very juicy!
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Coach , I'm prou of your skills . You are improving greatly [​IMG]

    That is one nice looking Turkey Breast [​IMG]

    keep doing the practice and  . . .
  6. Thank you OldSchoolBBQ!!!! [​IMG]
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I like the idea of melting butter for an injection. I've always used store bought marinades and will have to try that , the turkey looks excellent !! thanks CM
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2014
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking turkey!

    One of the local resturants actually injects crab boil in their turkeys and calls it a cajun turkey po-boy, they do the same with roast beef.

    Its a spicy meat, its different , wouldn't want one everday, but occassional its a welcome change.

    Again, nice looking turkey, great job!
  9. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome looking turkey Jeff!

    At what temp were you smoking at? And at what IT did you pull it off?

    Have not tried smoking a turkey yet, but I might just use your post as a goto for our Thanksgiving Turkey in October! :)
  10. Great looking Bird Coach
  11. Nice looking bird!How many pounds was the turkey? What temp did you smoke at?Did you have smoke going the entire 4 hours?Sorry for all the questions smoking a couple of turkey breasts tomorrow!
  12. Hey GoodBeer

    The bird was almost 5lbs

    Cooked between 225-240

    I smoke it for about 2 1/2-3 hours

    Big thing is when you take it out and wrap and let it rest.

    Are you going to brine and inject yours?
  13. Hey Knifebid!


    I smoked 225-240 and I pulled it off when it hit 164 and then wrapped in foil and a towel 
  14. Thanks everyone for the comments!  I am just starting, so I rely on many of you for help.  I really like this site!

    Going to try a Boston Butt on Sunday!!!!
  15. teedawg

    teedawg Newbie

    WOW! That looks excellent! I was just discussing with the wife about the weekend smoke, looks like you made our decision for us! Excellent work, looks amazing. 
  16. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great sounding and better looking great job on the turkey!
  17. WOW! your turkey looks amazing. I love "next day turkey sammies"..............I haven't smoked a turkey YET - might have to fire up my smoker this weekend in between football games!  Great Smoke Coach.

    Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby
  18. todg

    todg Fire Starter

    Did you leave the skin on??? And could you eat the skin or was it like rubber? Thanks in advance.
  19. Thanks again for the comments!  I appreciate it!  

    Todg  - yes, kept the skin on - and yes, I could eat it - in fact, it tasted awesome!
  20. Looks good. Might have to give it a try.

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