a couple turkeys over the weekend

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by redneck69, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    my mom was cleaning out her freezer and found a couple turkeys and asked if i wanted to smoke them..normal answer from me..HELL YEA!  so she brought them over to me thawed out friday morning. So 1st thing saturday morning i fired up the side box smoker and got the birds ready. Gave them a good wash, dried and made 2 different injections.

    1st

    2 sticks melted butter

    1/3 cup lemon pepper

    mixed  together and injected in the breast meat and legs

    2nd

    2 sticks melted butter

    1/3 cup cajun seasoning

    1 Tbs crushed red and black pepper

    mixed together and injected in the breast meat and legs

    didn't have time to brine so i used some bacon to help keep the birds moist

    got the smoker up and rolling at 245 degrees with a combo of mesquite and hickory

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    lemon pepper

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    cajun/pepper combo

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    getting ready to pull the birds off, internal temp at 165

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    the cajun/pepper combo

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    lemon pepper

    thanx for looking
     
  2. Looks delicious! Smoked Turkey is one of my favortite things - try sliding the bacon between the skin and the breast meat next time - it won't burn (so you get to eat it - yum!!) and it helps keep the breast moist.
     
  3. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic


    sounds like a great idea putting the bacon under the skin...i'll have to try it next time
     
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good but how did they taste?
     
  5. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG], I like the bacon idea under the skin.
     
  6. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic


    cajun/pepper combo had a nice "bite" to it...to me it could have been a bit spicier..but none the less i really enjoyed that one. 

    the lemon pepper tasted great and i will do both styles of injection again in the future.
     
  7. Great looking birds and thanks for the injection recipes!
     
  8. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    MAN those look great!  I can almost smell and taste them.  Great work!
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful looking birds! Nice job!
     
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking birds
     

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