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Turkey - continuing my own eggfest

EggspertMNEggspertMN Posts: 93
edited 12:17AM in EggHead Forum
not too long ago, I Grampas Grub posted a swell looking turkey (insert stomach growling sounds here) he said it was a little bit dry tasting, where upon I asked him if he ever did an injected turkey.[p]Turkey was on sale this last week, and I did one on Sunday. Here is how it went.[p]Thaw your turkey in the fridge, takes about 3 days. then rinse it out, take out all the giblets and neck and other stuff you might find in there. then pull out all of the excess fat you see. Then, select your injection weapon of choice. Today, I used Cajun Injector Hot butter, about 8 oz's. (wasn't sure how hot it was, so I cut it back a bit) I normally use Creole Butter flavor, and use about 12 ozs.
DSC01599.jpg[p]then, inject about 2 oz in to each breast, thigh, about 1/2 oz into each leg, and a little into the wings. Then sprinkle some S&P or your rub of choice inside then stuff the cavity with a half an onion (cut into a couple of pieces) some sage leaves, some thyme, and a carrot
DSC01600.jpg[p]Then rub all over with your favorite rub, I used Rudy's Turkey Rub. Oh, and tuck the wings under the turkey so the tips don't burn.
DSC01602.jpg[p]Now, start your fire and get to 350 degrees dome temp.
DSC01606.jpg[p]I use the Rutland fire starter squares that are just like the BGE squares, break it in two. 10 mins later, I'm ready to cook. cost about 6.9 cents a light. (topic for another discussion)
Yes, my fire box is cracked. have a new one in the garage, but for now, nothin wrong with this one.[p]now select a hunk of wood ( I got a hunk of cherry here. no need to soak in water, the dome keeps flamage down and it will add some nice smoke. turns the turkey a red color. get dome to 350 degrees
DSC01607.jpg[p]Set up for indirect cook. plate setter feet up, then a drip pan, then your grate. when you get this set up, put the hunk of wood in your fire, then the turkey on the grate centered over the pan.
DSC01608.jpg[p]now, insert your temperature probe and wait til 160 degrees. you can baste if you like, but with the dome it is not needed. also, you can put some liquid in the pan, (wine, beer, water, apple juice...it will boil away)
DSC01610.jpg[p][p]when the temp probe reaches 160 (162 in this case) take the turkey out, tent it with foil for about 10 minutes or so, while you get the rest of the dinner ready to eat.
DSC01611.jpg[p][p]then cut it up and enjoy![p]No secret here, just good turkey, and very moist. even better for sandwiches the next day. This was about a 13 lb turkey. I've done up to 16 lbs in the egg.
DSC01612.jpg[p][p]Have fun and enjoy![p]M

Comments

  • EggspertMN,
    Alright I know where you live and I hope you still have some left over. Looks great.

  • EggspertMN,
    WOW. I wished I was close enough to get a sandwich!!
    Looks fantastic.
    Now if you would translate all my cook books..........

  • Zen Egger,
    Thanks! Be happy to give it a try. been wanting to write a cookbook![p]cheers

  • EggspertMN,
    That's the beauty of your recipes, not much writing, but lots of picture taking!
    I would love to have a book done up the way you've done your last two posts! If you ever do it, I would definetly buy it!! (I would request a signed copy!)LOL

  • UGAVETUGAVET Posts: 577
    EggspertMN,
    wow, i havent seen a nice color on a turkey posted here. very nice job.

  • slantback37slantback37 Posts: 135
    I know this is a old post, but as far as the rub goes.. Would a little left over injector juice put on top of the skin work??
    I live in Duluth, Minnesota
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