Split Turkey with Bacon

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by geek with fire, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not a new concept here, but is certainly a winner in my book. I had a turkey in the freezer taking up space, so I thawed the dude out and totally deboned him down to the last joint in the drumsticks and wings. I did a basic brine the night before. On smoke day, I seasoned him with salt and pepper, then laid strips of thick bacon all over the side without skin. I then lightly peppered a good chili rub on the bacon.


    Laid him out flat, skin side down, on a 300 degree smoker until 160 degrees internal.


    No turning, no flipping, and everything cooks evenly and stays moist. And, as has become my motto in life, bacon makes everything better.
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks super good, Josh! I'm with you, pile on the bacon.[​IMG]
  3. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    love the bacon draped turkey. I also like that you went with the more simplistic strips versus the ultra-pretty weave that I have been seeing so much of!

    BBQ Eng.
  4. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very nice.

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