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Befor I start I must preface my story with the fact that for 45 years of marriage my husband has NEVER cooked anything other than a steak or hamburger on the gasser. He has never gone near MY egg. Now on with my story. We always smoked a turkey on a water smoker at the holidays. It was the best turkey ever. We got the egg and it opened up a whole new world of cooking. I brined, spatched, mad maxed, direct, indirect, high in the dome, you name it I tried it. They were good, moist, but was still missing something. So the husband said one day out of the clear blue HE wants to cook a turkey like we use to do and he wants to do it on the egg. I was in complete shock and he was off to Publix to buy his first turkey, along with the seasonings and vegetables. The recipe is: 12 - 14 pound turkey 6 pack beer 6 onions 10 jalapeños 4 heads garlic 2 habenaro Olive oil Zatarains creole seasoning Tony chachere's creole Black peppercorns Chili powder Red pepper flakes Rub bird with olive oil and crust with creole seasonings (put a lot of seasoning so it for a nice crust for lots of flavor). Wrap in plastic wrap over night (2days is best). Egg stabled to 325, indirect. Prepare pan with all 6 beers and 1/3 of vegetables, chili powder, black pepper corns, and red pepper flakes and heat on plate setter before adding bird. When all is nice and hot add bird and cook to 160 breast. Husband used pecan wood for smoke. He did it all by himself and it was awesome. It was the flavor we were missing. He even cleaned up the kitchen. Well let me just say, he thought he cleaned up the kitchen. At the end of the day he was so proud of himself, I was still in shock and awe. He was also exhausted and had to take a nap!!! See, we oldies can still learn new tricks. Writing on the IPad and hope it doesn't all run together.
Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !


  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,473
    Oops, the other 2/3 of the veggies get stuffed in the bird. Where is the edit button? It use to be in the right hand corner?
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Nice!
  • Great you may have to share your egg now. Recipe sounds awesome may give that a try
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited November 2012
    GrannyX4 said: He even cleaned up the kitchen. Well let me just say, he thought he cleaned up the kitchen. 

    My wife can certainly relate to that. 
    I tell her that true artistes don't concern themselves with details.  

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • bodskibodski Posts: 373
    Great story. Thanks. The redemptive qualities of the egg :)


    LBGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Gasser

  • ZickZick Posts: 173
    Love it!!!
    When was the last time you did something for the first time? - Zick Boulder, CO
  • Great story sounds like you may get to relax every now and then and let him cook for you

    Of course realizing that you'll still have to clean up
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,875
    Very cool!  Sounds like a great recipe.  I agree that you may have to share the egg now.  That might not be such a bad thing.  You should start throwing him challenges..."I bet you can't make ribs better than mine". :)

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 268
    I love this story!  Thanks for sharing.
    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
  • EllisEllis Posts: 195

    If you ever wanted another eggg you might suggest that he needs to get his own egg.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 8,225
    edited November 2012
    For the record-given the Venus/Mars thing -we will never pass the clean-up inspection.  But props for giving it a go :)>-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,473
    Ellis, the husband would never buy another egg. He said he is now retired until next Thanksgiving - Whew! That was a close one......! Lousubcap, I thanked him for cleaning the kitchen but I don't think it was a Venus/Mars thing more the fact that he didn't or doesn't wear his glasses.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,964
    Great story! 

    You should encourage your husband to get into the egg with a flame shirt!!!!


    Whoops, sorry, wrong picture....

    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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