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Precooked Turkey

Hi there am planing to reheat a precooked turkey in my BGE, but am not sure the best way to doing it to add flavor, smoke but not drying it.  I will appreciate if someone can share recipe & recommendations for a precooked bird, am not sure if its good idea to inject wine or butter or well just to season it by the outside and in the pan put apple juice, wine, butter or what ever. I will appreciate your recommendations, regards to all and happy holidays.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,048
    Guess I live a sheltered life, but I've never heard of a precooked turkey. What did the directions say? Assuming it says reheat in the oven at X degrees do the same using your BGE. As for injecting it I doubt you could change the internal taste of that precooked bird so don't bother. BTW was this a gift?
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,993
    never did one but from the directions on them theres not much more work cooking one from scratch as it is to recook one. i dont agree with the directions either, i would just warm it or go a different route like pies or maybe inject it, cook to 180 internal, and shoot for bbq sauced sandwiches.
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,802
    My sister bought one for T-Day and was extremely disappointed!  Said it tasted more like ham than turkey!!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,048
    Rascal said:
    My sister bought one for T-Day and was extremely disappointed!  Said it tasted more like ham than turkey!!
    That just shook loose a nearly faded memory. Back when my Father died 20+ years ago after the funeral someone brought us a cold precooked turkey breast that was still in the package from the processor. We sliced it for cold sandwiches and now I recall it tasted more like ham and we wondered if it was cross-processed or what!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 638
    edited December 2017
    RRP said:
    Guess I live a sheltered life, but I've never heard of a precooked turkey. What did the directions say? Assuming it says reheat in the oven at X degrees do the same using your BGE. As for injecting it I doubt you could change the internal taste of that precooked bird so don't bother. BTW was this a gift?
    Our Costco has both the pre cooked boneless breast and whole bone in turkeys pre cooked. Did not look at the directions.  Not frozen and in the deli

    For or the Op, maybe use a pellet tray and cold smoke it for a couple hours when it's cold outside, then warm it up in the oven.
  • I would probobly use it in gumbo and/or turkey pot pie.
    Memphis, TN 
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,560
    edited December 2017
    If it's truly precooked, I would not bring it all the way up temp wise. It doesn't need to be cooked a second time.  I'd cut it up and remove the breast.  Bring it up to temp gently using 250 - 300*.  Use a chunk or two of cherry wood for smoke flavor if you want.  Remove pieces when they hit 130* and serve. 
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • tks
  • RRP said:
    Guess I live a sheltered life, but I've never heard of a precooked turkey. What did the directions say? Assuming it says reheat in the oven at X degrees do the same using your BGE. As for injecting it I doubt you could change the internal taste of that precooked bird so don't bother. BTW was this a gift?
    Thanks, Yes it was a gift, and yes it has oven instructions but within a heating bag and i bet the turkey will be flavorless or just natural flavor, I am planing to take it out of the bag and try to season it & smoke it. But I thought someone has experimented earlier!
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,653
    I heard canned turkey is pretty delicious.  I'll see if I can find a video of someone removing it from the can.  That's something that you really can't "unsee".
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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