Turkey Breast Tenderloin - w/ Q-View

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by pgsmoker64, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I had to go to the store this mornin' for lemons to put in a few batches of my BDSE sauce so I strolled through the meat department. 

    I found something called a turkey breast tenderloin!  Sounded good so I bought one...


    I thought "wow, that was a pretty big turkey...then I opened the package and this is what I found...


    Two turkey breasts...pretty nice ones though.  So I drop some Rajin Cajun and fresh cracked pepper on 'em


    Wrapped it up and put it in the fridge.  I'll pull it out about 4:00 pm and throw it in the MES at 250 'til the IT is about 165.  No brining this time....no injection...I'll let you know how they turn out!


    I also bought a butternut squash...just haven't decided what I'm doing with it yet.

    I'll be back later with actual Q-view of the "turkey tenderloin"

    Bill
     
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bill....crack open that squash....core it out.  Then put some of your BBQ rub...lightly on it...and a little bit of butter.  Throw it in the smoker along with the turkey.  MMMMMmmmmm! Could use a splash of the lemon...to keep it from turning darker.

    Kat
     
  3. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I just might try that Kat!  Thank you!!!!

    Bill
     
  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Okay, I can see that if it weren't for friends I wouldn't have gotten any views on this one today....[​IMG]

    Don't think the q-view will help but here it is...

    Sorry I didn't have a nice fat pork butt or brisket to show...only lean turkey breasts, which BTW were some of the BEST I have ever had!!!!

    But that's okay....y'all just ignore this thread and possibly the best turkey breasts you ever ate, smokey, juicy, and delicious.

    The turkey on the left and the butternut squash on the right.


    Awesome, juicy, tasty turkey with the side of BN squash!


    A full breast sliced up - juicy and delicious.


    Enjoy...or not,

    Bill
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think it looks Delish!!!!! :drool

    How was the "squish"?
     
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  6. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Squash was good to me....others found it too smokey.

    Ah well...
     
  7. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hey Bill, Sorry I don't know how i missed this, been on here all day[​IMG]

    The turkey looks Great!!!
     
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How long did you smoke them? Maybe try half that time. Its softer than "taters"".....so probably took on more of the smoke.
     
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What is up with your Avitar?
     
  10. Looks good Bill!  [​IMG]   What wood did you use? 
     
  11. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Dave...it was really good - LOL - 
    I smoked them for about the same time as the turkey but I barely loaded the AMNS - the turkey had perfect smoke - maybe the squash should have gone in the over after about 30 minutes - I think they stayed in the whole two hours.
    Used the pitmasters choice dust!  I really wanted pecan but didn't have any - ordered some from Todd yesterday.

    Thanks all - I wasn't whining - just messin' around!!!  But really - no one wants to see turkey breasts!!!!  [​IMG]   Truth be told...I didn't want to smoke 'em but something HAD to go on the smoker yesterday!!!!

    Bill
     
  12. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not sure?  What did it look like to you?  

    It's a pic of my WSM w/ 6 racks of babybacks and Trevor's legs from last summer...
     

    Did it look like something different?
     
  13. the duster

    the duster Fire Starter

    The turkey looks good and the squash to.  I did not respond yesterday because the snow was so bad there was no way I could smoke yesterday do the norteast blizzard so I was jealous.
     
  14. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Bill, I love those things. I haven't tried to smoke one yet but I will soon. They are a little expensive, but a store near me has them buy1, get 1 every few weeks. They also come already marinated and I have tried all the flavors and they are delicious. Always come out tender and juicy.
     
  15. Excellent mindset!!!  [​IMG]
     
  16. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks David!  This one wasn't marinated and I didn't do anything special to it but they (the two breasts that made up the "tenderloin") came out perfect!

    Bill
     
  17. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks duster!  Everything was good.  How much snow did you wind up getting?
     
  18. the duster

    the duster Fire Starter


    The official report said 18" in the pic it looks like about a foot but that is after a day of sun.  It is sad to see the smoker covered in snow:(  Hopefully I can dig it out tomorrow and smoke me something.
     
  19. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Broken links on all of your pictures that show on your posts. Only on yours....everyone else was fine. Was the same on the lap top and the kindle.
     
  20. Hey PGSmoker64, those turkey breast are picture perfect!

    Wish I could taste those squash [​IMG]
     

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