Smoked Turtle: Any Suggestions

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by silverwolf636, May 13, 2010.

  1. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I just sorta met a guy that smokes a lot like us. He doesn't get on the puter but after I talked to him about this site it may not be too long before we see him on here.
    But anyhow, I guess he gets a lot of turtles and wants a rub/recipe for smokin the meat. Anyone out there try this yet?

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Much as i like turtle I don't think i'd smoke it.
    Soup or sauce piquant is what i like.
  3. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yea, I know what ya mean. I have always had it in soup.

  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never had turtle but would love to try it some time. What type of turtle is he getting?
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would try them 2 ways, one with a more savory rub and one with a rub with a bit of heat, smoke them low at around 200 for about an hour or so and then finish in a soup or cubes smoked for maybe half an hour depending on size then finished on a grill, kind of skewered like.
    Hell, how about a fattie stuffed with some turtle meat?
    Would add some great flavor from the smoke and the rub.
  6. okiedawg

    okiedawg Fire Starter

    Fried turtle is good!
  7. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    one thing to remember about turtles is to be careful as they carry salmonella... that said, hard to beat turtle stew or fried turtle.
  8. greechneb

    greechneb Fire Starter

    Fried is my preference. I don't know if it would smoke well or not.

    Does remind me of many years back some friends invited me to go fishing with them overnight, they had a plan to lay a trotline out, and catch some catfish and turtles. They begged me to go along. Got out there, and they just wanted help because both of them were too chicken to get the snappers off the trotline. Ended up spending all night taking them off and getting them back to the dock, and I don't even think I got any meat out of that one.

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