Tagged with "Turkey"

Jeff's Turkey Leg Brine

Ingredients 1 gallon water 1 cup kosher salt 3⁄4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar 2 Tbsp garlic powder 2 Tbsp onion powder 2 Tbsp red pepper flakes 2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning 2 Tbsp Tabasco sauce 1 Tbsp poultry seasoning Instructions Bring water in large stockpot on medium-high heat Add the salt and stir until it is dissolved completely and the water is clear Add remaining ingredients and bring water to slow boil.

Smoked Turkey Breast

Ingredients 1 bone-in turkey breast, skin on 2 Tbsp kosher salt 2 Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper 1 medium onion, quartered 1 cup apple juice Wood pecan and cherry (50⁄50) Instructions Brine turkey overnight Sprinkle with salt and pepper Place quartered onion into the cavity Let meat sit on counter for 30-45 minutes Preheat smoker to 225°F to 240°F Cook with thermometer probe, basting every 45 minutes with apple juice Remove after 4-6 hours or when internal temperature reaches 165°F Cover with foil for 20 minutes prior to carving

Smoked Whole Turkey

Ingredients 1 whole turkey 1⁄2 cup All Purpose Rub Wood plum, apple, or mesquite Instructions Brine turkey (optional) Apply All Purpose Rub on the outside and under the skin Leave turkey on counter while prepping smoker Preheat smoker to 225°F to 240°F Place turkey breast side down on smoker After one hour, flip turkey and insert thermometer probe Continue cooking for 5.5 hours or until thermometer reads 165 Remove turkey from smoker and allow it to rest for 30 minutes before carving