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Featured Thanksgiving in September...Bear made me do it

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by SmokinVOLfan, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Was looking around yesterday and saw @Bearcarver post on his turkey breast smoke from a few days ago. Man it looked good. I just so happened to take off work a little early yesterday and just so happened to have 3 smaller boneless turkey breasts in my freezer. The stars aligned.

    Rinsed and patted dry the 3 breasts and applied a salt free garlic/herb rub.
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    Cracked a cold one and fired up the smoke vault with apple chunks(all I had on hand).
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    Smoked these at 300 until they hit 165 then let them rest for about 20 min
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    All sliced up
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    And what is turkey without all the sides? Mashed potatoes, stuffing, broccoli, and garlic bread. Forgot to get a pic with the gravy over top of it all.
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    Man it hit the spot was very juicy and the whole plate was just on. Thanks to Bear for the inspiration!
     

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  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Mighty Tasty, John!!
    Beautiful Plate!!
    Did you use "Cream of Chicken Soup" for Gravy?
    Like.

    Bear
     
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  3. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Makes me hungry . Bird looks perfect .
     
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  4. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mmmm, always have been a breasts man.
    Happy Thanksgiving John, it all looks delicious.
    I love how we run around blaming each other
    Like!
     
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  5. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    No it was just some jarred turkey gravy that I had in the pantry. Need to try the chicken soup next time!
     
  6. creek bottom

    creek bottom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    That plate looks FABULOUS!!! Smoked is really the only way I like turkey. Too bland any other way IMO... Looks spot on for sure!
     
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  7. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Thanks man. It was so good. Gave a couple big plates to my elderly in laws that live across the road and still have a bit left. Thinking its about time for some sandwiches
     
  8. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Thanks Chile. Lol I hear ya man its a bad influence around here. Always giving me excuses to make delicious food.
     
  9. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Thanks! I tend to agree. Last year for thanksgiving I smoked a whole bird and fried a whole bird. The smoked one blew the socks off the fried one. Way better than grandma's dried out turkey in the oven with the pop up timer in it too.
     
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  10. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Looks delicious John! Fall must be in the air, I have turkey tenderloins marinating as we speak.

    Like!
     
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  11. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man I sure do wish Fall was in the air down here.
    We're still cooking with hundred degree + heat indexes.
     
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  12. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    We will be in the hi 70s at least until late next week. I’ll take that.

    The longer I could keep my furnace off the better
     
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  13. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    I wish it was about fall weather here too. It was 96 yesterday with over a hundred degree heat index. Hasn't rained in a couple weeks. Some cooler weather would be nice!
     
  14. Cabo

    Cabo Fire Starter

    No doubt. I had to get the griddle flat top to go on my gas grill so I can make those smash burgers you did a while back.
     
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  15. Steve H

    Steve H Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a fine meal. Like!
     
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  16. pushok2018

    pushok2018 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking meal! Love smoked turkey breast!
     
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  17. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Hell yeah! What did you think? I did them this past weekend again but with straight brisket I had ground up and it was 10x better!
     
  18. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Thanks Steve. It was some good eats for sure. Easy too those turkey breasts got done in a little over an hour.
     
  19. Steve H

    Steve H Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I did a turkey breast awhile back. And it took about the same amount of time. Makes for great sandwiches.
     
  20. JCAP

    JCAP Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Darn good lookin food. I'm now excited for the "fall foods".