Tangerine glazed grilled turkey pastrami

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by edward36, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    My take on the classics - turkey pastrami... This time I paired it with a Chinese-inspired glaze based on one of my favorite citrus fruits - the tangerine. 

    So, ingredients...

    1 whole turkey breast, skinless and boneless, about 6-7lb

    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup sweet paprika
    • 3 tbsp coarse or sea salt
    • 3 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
    • 2 tsp onion powder or granulated onion
    • 2 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic
    • 2 tsp ground celery seeds
    Injection solution:
    • ½ cup tangerine juice
    • ½ cup cold water
    • 1 tbsp Cointreau liquor
    • ½ cup tangerine juice
    • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 5 tbsp honey
    • 3 tbsp sesame oil
    • 4-5 strips of tangerine zest
    • 3-4 garlic cloves, smashed with a side of the cleaver
    • 3-4 scallions (white parts only), smashed with a side of the cleaver
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    The meat was cured in the spice rub overnight, in the fridge... then, before cooking, I injected it with the mixture of tangerine juice, water and Cointreau.  

    Glaze - mixed all the ingredients in the bowl, brought to boil and reduced until thick and syrupy. 

    Grilling - indirectly, over medium heat (325-350F), for about 1.5-2 hours, till internal temperature of 165F. During the last 30 minutes of grilling brush the pastrami with the glaze 4-5 times. 

    Let rest, slice ... and enjoy :).
  2. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic


    This sounds great have you tried this with whole chicken? I have 10 or so tangerine trees but turkey is not real big here.Maybe it is time to raise some. LOL 
  3. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    Hey dandl93


    Sure! Whole chicken, chicken quarters, chicken thighs... all works good. The glaze is delicious and blackens the skin of the chicken nicely.

    Try it, you'll love this!
  4. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic


    Thanks I have it on my list of chicken recipes to try.Also have to get some Cointreau next time I go to the city which I try not to do very often.

  5. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper


    Would love to hear how was it, when you make it... 

  6. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic


    I will be sure to let you know

  7. newsmokeguy

    newsmokeguy Smoke Blower

    thx for posting the recipe I will try it out
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Edward , those look really good. I like the sound of the rub and the glaze.

    Thanks for the look. Have fun and . . .
  9. edward36

    edward36 Meat Mopper

    Hi Stan,

    Thank you very much!!!

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