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Storing a smoked turkey

RickRick Posts: 45
edited 1:19AM in EggHead Forum
Hi Gang,[p]My family wants a smoked turkey, but I'm not sticking my Egg in the airline's luggage carousel. I'm thinking about smoking it 3 days in advance and travelling with a cooked bird. Soo... My question is will a smoked turkey still be delicious 3 days after cook day, and if so, what is the best way to store it (refridge or freezer, whole bird or cut into pieces)?[p]Thanks...[p]Rick.

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  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Rick,
    What's your best guess for door-to-door travel time? And how big is the bird?
    My first inclination is to cook and carve the bird, then vacuum-seal and freeze it. Check with the airline for regulations and if possible put the bags o' bird in a styrofoam ice chest (securely taped shut) with dry ice. Ship it as "checked baggage", and make sure everyone involved knows its perishable.
    Good luck,
    Ken

  • Rick,
    I did a couple of turkey breasts on Friday for delivery on Saturday night. I brined them to ensure they wouldn't dry out and then just refrigerated them whole until serving time. They turned out great.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
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