Turkey Breast stuffed with Cranberry & Brie, wrapped in bacon, smoked with Cherry - Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by big twig, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. I had two different Thanksgiving meals to go to (1 at the wife's family, 1 with mine) and I didn't have to cook at either but I can never pass up on an opportunity to show off some skills so I knew I had to come up with something they have never seen before. I make a turkey burger stuffed with Brie and cranberry sauce so I figured I would take that idea and apply it to a turkey breast, wrap it in bacon to keep it moist and bring one to each meal. Let's just say everyone was very impressed.

    Your going to see a lot of foil use because of course we were out of plastic wrap. Outside temp was around 42 degrees with 20-40mph wind gusts (it seems  I only smoke when its windy) but I have to say, my WSM after being smoked in so many times doesn't even get affected by the wind anymore, I dial it in and walk away never having to worry about temp changes, I do burn more fuel with the wind though but temps stay the same.

    It's been a while since I broke down a turkey breast, this one was 12.98lbs whole, first side left some meat, 2nd side I think I did pretty well

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    Split the thickest part of the beast instead of the whole thing so when opened with the tenderloin it would be the same thickness and a more rectangle shape so rolling will be easier and it would cook even

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    Pounded out

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    Threw it back in the fridge while I make a some bacon weaves and get the cheese & Whole cranberry sauce ready for stuffing (for 2 breast I used 1 can of whole cranberry sauce and 1 wedge of Brie cut and squished into rectangles, I bought more just in case but I ended up only needing 1 of each)

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    Seasoned with pepper, paprika, granulated onion & garlic and some of Todd's Dirt

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    Add the Brie

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    Then the cranberry

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    Roll it up not worrying about the split because the bacon will seal it and so will the smoke (my wife actually offered to take pictures, FINALLY!)

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    Same treatment to the other breast

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    Roll in the bacon weave

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    Put it on the bacon weave being very careful not to let all of the filling fall out

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    More seasoning

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    Wrapped and ready for the smoker

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    Same thing to the other one

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    Threw another piece or 2 of bacon on the ends to completely seal and onto the smoker

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    About 4 hours later with an IT of 165

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    Let rest, then into the fridge for the next day (Thanksgiving day)

    Absolutely Delicious! Served slices and everyone loved it.

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Very nice Qview [​IMG]

    Awesome weave too
     

  3. Thanks raptor!
     
  4. jrod62

    jrod62 Group Lead OTBS Member

    wow !!!! 

    looks great !! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Big Twig, nothing wrong with ANY of that!  What a great course on doing it and wonderful Q-view!  Kudos to you AND the home boss for making it happen.

    I just might have to steal the recipe!  GREAT JOB!  [​IMG]
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks delicious!

    Great thread!
     

  7. Thanks jrod62!


    Thanks Frosty! I hope the boss will take pictures more often for me. It is tough to stop, take a picture, clean hands, etc. over and over again. With her taking pictures I could just keep going while she snaps away and not forget to get a shot for each step. There were a lot of ones I had to delete because she was getting a little crazy with the camera, I found a lot of butt pictures that I told her I deleted and with a perverted smirk on her face said those are for me not your Q-View.


    Thanks AL!
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    Oh My!!!!------TWIG !!!!

    You're a Genius!!!

    Looks Great----And------

    That last BearView is Awesome!!!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  9. Awesome looking and great photos! thanks for sharing :grilling_smilie:
     
  10. that is great
     
  11. Thanks Bear! It was very good, I kept some for myself and sliced it for sandwiches which were awesome too. Glad I am finally making some good bear view thanks to the new phone.


    Thanks Owlcreeksmoker4!


    Thanks UGABOZ!
     
  12. TWIG!  That was a great idea  and it all looks amazing.  I will be borrowing this one for sure.

    Thanks for the great Qview!
     
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    This is a great idea...JJ
     
  14. Thanks flyfishjeep!


    Thanks Chef JJ!
     

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