Recipe tweaking before I smoke - turkey fattie edition

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by hoffmaba, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. hoffmaba

    hoffmaba Fire Starter

    Ok, I have two very important and very fattie unfriendly dietary restrictions: No dairy products and no pork products.  So, after searching this forum and my own creativity, I've come up with these two fattie ideas that I'll be trying on 7/4.  I thought I'd run them by everyone to see if anyone has any tweaks or suggestions. 

    Also, I had a (I think) great idea for others that can't or don't want to use bacon as a wrap: chicken skin!  I'm going to steal some chicken skin from some chicken drumsticks I have and wrap them as best as possible around the fattie to add fat and keep it moist. For those that want to get really serious about it, I imagine you can get chicken skin from the local butcher or supermarket. 

    To the recipes:

    Thanksgiving-themed Fattie (idea not mine, but some new ingredients).

    The ground turkey - flavored with a mix of traditional turkey herbs and more Q-friendly things like brown sugar and paprika. I'll probably do a mix of smoked turkey rub and roasted turkey brine. 

    Inside - my grandma's fixed up cranberry sauce (the secret is canned pineapple), walnut stuffing (I think the oil in the walnuts will help keep things moist), and asparagus. 

    Mexican-themed Fattie: (again, not the first to think of this in general, but some new ingredient ideas)

    The ground turkey -  I either want to use my go-to taco seasoning or perhaps a turkey chorizo recipe. 

    Inside - homemade refried beans, black olives, onion, garlic, tomato, spanish rice, (maybe avocado???). 

    So, what does everyone think?  As I've said, I know I'm not breaking new ground with the concepts, but I haven't seen these particular ingredients used yet. I'd love to hear what people think and suggestions about what to add or leave out. 

  2. sounds good. Remember they make turky bacon.

    Happy smoken.

  3. The recipes sound good to me; but I am VERY DEPRESSED and So very sorry for you.  NO bacon AND no butter?  You are a tuffer man than me my friend.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

  4. hoffmaba

    hoffmaba Fire Starter

    Any other ideas before I go shopping?  (Or completely new ideas for a Turkey fattie??)

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