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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jennio11, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    We do the same thing at my house. Wife cooks one in the oven the way she likes it and I cook one in the smoker. She likes the smoked as well but cannot break from the traditional way and having the house smell good from the cooking turkey.
  2. Ingredients
    • 2 sticks butter cut into 3/4-inch slices
    • Salt and cayenne pepper
    • 1 cup chopped onions
    • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
    • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 8 to 10 Cajun Chef Brand Sport Peppers
    • 3 tablespoons pickle juice from the pepper jars
    • 1 small turkey, about 10 to 12 pounds
    • 1/2 recipe of Boudin sausage

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    Season the butter with salt and cayenne pepper and freeze the butter for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the onions, peppers, garlic, sport peppers, and pickle juice together. Season the mixture with salt and cayenne pepper.

    Place a large towel on a cutting board. Place the turkey directly on top of the cloth. This will prevent the turkey from sliding. Remove the neck, gizzards and livers from the cavity of the turkey. Rinse the turkey under cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey, breast side up, on the work surface with the cavity facing you. Using a sharp knife, make three slits on either side of the breast bone, without breaking through the skin. Insert 2 to 3 slices of the frozen butter into each slit. Season each slit with salt and cayenne pepper. Insert about a teaspoon of the vegetable mixture into each slit, pushing with your fingers. Carefully stuff the boudin sausage in-between the flesh and skin. Gently pull the drumstick forward and outward to expose the inner thigh Pull the skin away from the meat. Make a slit following the bone line from the top of each leg. Using your index finger, make a path and stuff with the butter and vegetables. Season the skin which has been loosened around the inner thigh with salt and cayenne pepper. Turn the turkey breast side up, with the neck opening facing you. Lift the skin flap and make a slit down each wing from the shoulder, again following the bone lines. Stuff each wing with butter and vegetables. Season the outside of the turkey with salt and cayenne pepper. Stuff the cavity with any leftover boudin sausage, butter and vegetables. Secure the wings by folding the lower half back over the top of the wing. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine Place the turkey in a large deep roasting pan.

    Roast the turkey for 15 to 20 minutes. Lower the heat to 350 degrees F. Cover the turkey with a lid and bake for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear. Remove from the pan and let cool for 10 minutes. Lift the turkey our of the pan and carve. Serve with the pan juices.

    Time to throw a little Coonazz twist to that Thanksgiving bird.
  3. jennio11

    jennio11 Fire Starter

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  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ABT's !

  5. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chocolate pecan pie with homemade vanilla bean ice cream. The pecans were cold smoked!

  6. Congrats Stovebolt. Mr. Todd is awsome.
  7. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I am thinking a nice DO apple pie might be good.

  8. I think my favorite Thanksgiving Meal idea is going to be my first Smoked Turkey that I'm doing this year.
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like to smoke me some Ribs too...JJ

  10. Their is nothing fancy about an ABT but they sure are tasty!

    Happy smoken.

  11. appalachian q

    appalachian q Smoke Blower

    Ground pork with turkey sausage and turkey pepperoni and ABT filling fatty! Smoked with pitmaster's choice and AMNPS.
  12. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    A homemade pumpkin and apple pie is a delicious treat after you have loosened  your belt from the main course!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

  13. My mother in law always made me a nice pecan pie. Went real good with a black cup of coffee.
  14. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwiches with smoked pulled pork
  15. aceoky

    aceoky Smoking Fanatic

    That simply looks incredible!
  16. I did some of these for the first time about a month ago, and was not only impressed, but enough so that I have talked the in-laws into getting a whole box for all of us to dig into along with the usual bird, stuffing,  sweet and mashed potatoes and all the other fixin's.

    Smoked crab legs! I'll pull them from the freezer, let them run under cold water for a little bit to thaw  (they are fully cooked already) then I ran them on the XL with some apple wood at around 300 for 20-30 mins. THEY WERE AMAZING. Sweet, juice runs down your arm, juuuuust enough smoke to enhance the flavor like you're eating them straight off the fire on the beach.

    Damn, that bunch in the freezer now might get trotted out before next week!
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2014
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I still say Turkey smoked with Alder pellets in my MES40 with my AMNPS

  18. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoked scalloped spuds from Idaho of course LOL 

    Great Job Todd!!!
  19. Country ham and smoked cheddar scones.
  20. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    SMoked Turkey

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