cured turkey

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by timmyk, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. My wife loves my smoked turkey. But it is just the two of us most of the time and that is a lot to eat. So my questions are. Can I cure a turkey ( plan on using pops brine cure ). If I do, what will it change?? ( I brine my turkey anyway with out the cureing salt. ) Also, how long with the shelf life be on the turkey before I need to freeze it ???? What I am looking for is a longer shelf life with very little change to my finished bird. I have learned so much from SMF, it is great to have a place to ask questions. THANKS.
     
  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. There will definitely be a change in the flavor, with the nitrite it'll take on a cured flavor much the same as ham and the like.
    By shelf life I assume you mean how long you can keep it in the refrigerator after it's smoked and fully cooked before you need to freeze it.
    I wouldn't hold it for more than 2-3 days in a 35 degree fridge before freezing.



    ~Martin
     
  4. Thanks for the link and info guys. EXACTLY what I was looking for !!!Thumbs Up
     
  5. i tried the pops curing brine on my christmas turkey and it was very nice just a shame the weather was too bad to smoke it i had to use the oven
     

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