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Turkey Breast Tenderloin.... Never smoked it B4 /Q-vue

millerbuilds

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Today, Started as a day to smoke a Brisket, got up early and started the pit.  Put the Brisket on an hour later.... then my wife hands me a Turkey Breast Tenderloin and asks me to smoke it for use on salads.  I of agree....even though I am a bit worried.  It is skinless, I have smoked Turkey Breasts many times, but they always have the skin on.

So... Here we go!


This is what I found when I opened the vacuum wrapped package.


Decided I needed to make a skin for them, I coated them with Mayo....


Dusted them with a rub made of:

- salt

- sage

- thyme

- rosemary

- garlic

- onion

- sugar

- paprika

- black pepper

Tossed them back in the fridge, I plan to bump the smoker up to 250 after I pull the Brisket and cook these until they hit 165 IT.  I am undecided what wood to use.  Thinking sugar maple and apple.

Thanks for looking.

Smoke ON!

- Jason
 

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Jason, they look GREAT!  Sugar maple and apple would definitely complement the turkey breast.  Looking forward to the smoked finale! 
 

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Jason, they look GREAT!  Sugar maple and apple would definitely complement the turkey breast.  Looking forward to the smoked finale! 
​Thanks much and thanks for confirming my choice in wood.  They are going to go on in a couple minutes, just pulled the brisket 20 minutes ago.

Smoke ON!

- Jason
 

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Well I have to say, these turned out much better than I ever expected.  Super moist, great flavor, and tender.

I did not expect them to have the tenderness and moisture level they did, since I did not brine them or inject them.



Too bad they are going to be used for salads, guess I might need to pick up a few and smoke them again.

Thanks for looking.

Smoke ON!
 

- Jason
 

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They look delicious Jason!

Great job!

Point!

Al
 

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I agree with Al.  Those look absolutely delicious and oh so points worthy! 
 

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Smoked turkey is one of my fave's.  I have never done breasts (only) before but I do believe it may be worth a try.

Points!
 

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Looks delicious!! Smoked turkey is a winner, better than chicken (in my opinion)
 

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They look delicious Jason!

Great job!

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Al
​Thanks Al!

They were great, I never thought to do skinless breasts, always thought they would dry out too quickly.  Proven wrong.  I think I am going to do a bunch and freeze them for lunch during the week.

- Jason
 

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Smoked turkey is one of my fave's.  I have never done breasts (only) before but I do believe it may be worth a try.

Points!
​Uncle Eddie,

I think they just became my favorite.  I have done many whole turkeys and whole breasts, never tried the skinless, assumed they would be too dry without the skin to protect them and keep them moist.

Thanks,

- Jason
 

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They do look great! Did you post the brisket?:drool
 

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They do look great! Did you post the brisket?
Thanks!

sorry.....I did not since I make Brisket so often, I only posted the Turkey Tenderloins as it was something new.  I will post pics next time I make Brisket. 

Smoke ON!

- Jason
 

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