Fourth of July smoke (with third of July prep): Two Fatties and Mac and Cheese

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by hoffmaba, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. hoffmaba

    hoffmaba Fire Starter

    So, for the fourth of July I've planned three dishes. To make my 4th enjoyable, I'll do almost all of the prep tomorrow so I can just smoke on Thursday. I'll post pictures as I go and I'll let you know if anything I make is worth trying to recreate.  Also, everything I make is pork free and there will be no dairy products mixed in with the meat (so you're not wondering why...).  

    The Menu:

    Thanksgiving Turkey Fattie with cranberry sauce, apple walnut sage stuffing, and asparagus. 

    Mexican Turkey Fattie with homemade refried beans, black olives, sauteed peppers and onions, and mexican rice. 

    Smoked Mac and Cheese with cheddar and mozzarella.  

    Stay tuned for Prep-view and Qview.  Please comment along the way with tips and encouragement!  
     
  2. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hoff,

    I hope you make time to post lots of QViews  Those fatties sound great and can't wait to see the rollup! Brian
     
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like a plan!  Looking forward to the qview!

    Red
     
  4. Mexican fatty sounds SUPER yummy!  I bet it'll all be good.  Can't wait to see the results.
     
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm in .........[​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
     
  6. hoffmaba

    hoffmaba Fire Starter

    Update #1 - turkey meat

    Here are the ingredients and the mixed turkey and spices.  For both, I saved some dry rub to sprinkle on the fattie tomorrow before I begin the smoke to help with a little bit of crust if possible.  I'll post actual recipes tomorrow once I see if anything's actually worth reproducing.  

    For the thanksgiving turkey: 


    The fresh herbs, onion, lemon zest, and olive oil processed into a paste


    Ground turkey mixed with herb paste and dry rub


    Mexican Turkey:

    Using a recipe for turkey chorizo. Substituting lemon zest and parsley for tsp coriander.


    Mix with Apple Cider Vinegar


    Mixed with turkey


    Now to go make the refried beans, stuffing (with homemade challah bread), and cranberry sauce....stay tuned! Thanks for your comments :)  Knowing you're all reading is half the fun!  
     
  7. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great! Keep it coming!

    B


    Your freedom is brought to you courtesy of the outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice!
     
  8. hoffmaba

    hoffmaba Fire Starter

    Update 2 - the rolling

    After spending my whole day cooking, I realize that I need to do fatties like normal people next time and use leftovers or easy stuff....though I suppose if I just mde one, it wouldn't have been as bad.  I know this is a crap ton of pictures....feel free to scroll quickly!

    Refried beans:


    Thanksgiving Wrapping:







    Mexican Wrapping (cleaner, tighter, and easier since the cranberry sauce was so wet in the other one...)








    TIme for bed!


     Stay tuned...
     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good my friend! Cant wait to see those babies after the smoke.  Brian

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    Your freedom is brought to you courtesy of the outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice!
     

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