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Turkey idea

hizzonerhizzoner Posts: 182
edited 8:00AM in EggHead Forum
I used Mad Max's turkey recipe last year with success. However, I am a fan of cajun food and want to try something along those lines this year. I also want more of a smoked flavor than the turkey I did last year.

I am thinking injecting the turkey with a mixture of creole seasoning and butter, rubbing the skin with a mix of cajun spices, cooling the breast like Max suggests and smoking over hickory. I may even make jambalaya and stuff the inside of the turkey with it.

Thoughts?
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Comments

  • I don't know about smoking one like that, but what you are describing is what I do when I fry one, excluding the stuffing part. Regarding the stuffing, I may be a little concerned that the injection marinade would leak into it and make it oily.
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,836
    Check my post under turducken just below. A great cajun marinade, seasoning.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,452
    Hickory is a pretty assertive smoke. Personally, I'd just use a touch.

    My holiday smoke source is often the pecan shells left over from gathering the nut meats for other purposes. Seem to work pretty well.
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  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Sounds like a winner to me. Maybe not the stuffing as it may absorb too much smoke and try pecan wood.
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  • hizzonerhizzoner Posts: 182
    Maybe I'll just use mesquite to spite you all! LOL
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