Turkey ham

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jbest123, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. jbest123

    jbest123 Fire Starter

    how do you make turkey taste like ham?:pot:
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Cure it.

    Pop's brine works well.

    It's 1 cu salt, 1 cu sugar, 1 cu br. sugar, 1 tbs cure #1, 1 gal. water.

    Brine the turkey for 10 - 14 days.

    Then smoke.
  3. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Not trying to be a wiseass but I have been trying to figure out why make a turkey taste like ham. If I wanted ham taste, why not smoke a ham?
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I know what you mean, but once you try it, you'll know why. It doesn't really taste like Ham, just like Bacon doesn't taste like Ham. It has it's own flavor. You'd love it.

    Some people wonder why some of us "Double-Smoke" Hams. Then once they taste it, they understand.

    LOL---And you know I would never steer you wrong, JC.  [​IMG]

  5. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic


       If there is 1 thing I know about smoking, it is you would never steer me wrong.

    I am going to follow your advice and try one!

    Thanks once again,

  6. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try it, you'll like it - it's a delicacy!
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sounds wierd....
  8. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    I love "hammy" smoked turkey. My dad used to get one every fall from the Amana Colony Smokehouse. They were a real treat. Until I read the thread that Pop's posted a couple of years back, I was never able to get that hammy flavor, no matter what brine I used. It's the cure#1 and pickleing time that does the trick. I'm getting anxious to do one again just reading this thread. Mmmm.......Mmmmm.
  9. jbest123

    jbest123 Fire Starter

    I think I will give the thighs a try as they have them on sale often. If that works out, I will move up the bird to the breast and try some pastrami.:grilling_smilie: John

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