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Wild turkey

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by mowin, May 11, 2019.

  1. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Brined overnight. Stuffed with cream cheese, wild leeks, green peppers, and garlic. All wrapped up in a bacon weave and of course some rub on the outside.
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    Came out fantastic. Tender and juicy.
     
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  2. smokerjim

    smokerjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    one question though why would you ruin that bacon with that turkey, only kidding looks great
     
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  3. flatbroke

    flatbroke Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job. I have 4 pheasants I need to cook and might try this on one
     
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  4. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Bacon makes everything better.
    I've smoked wild turkey before, and being so lean, it has come out rather dry. The bacon was more to keep the turkey moist.
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great! I used to agree that Bacon makes everything better...Until I had it on a Philly Cheesesteak. I did not like the addition at all! Destroyed the flavor I know and love. Kind of like taking Mom's perfect Mac n' Cheese and adding a funky Gorgonzola or Limburger. The Bacon just Overpowered the Cheesesteak flavors...JJ
     
  6. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I agree somewhat. A Philly cheese steak isn't the same as a wild turkey breast. I've tried this same recipe without the bacon. Same temp, same pit, rather dry. The bacon wasn't great, but I was more wanting the wild turkey to shine. It did.
     
  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gosh that looks incredibly good!!
    Al
     
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  8. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a fine looking meal, and a great idea.

    Point for sure
    Chris
     
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