Do You Have Any Good Smoked Turkey Recipes?
Last summer, we bought a smoker and so far, we love the food that comes out of it. I've been kicking around the idea of smoking our turkey this year instead of roasting it. I almost have my wife convinced this is a good idea but with family coming over, we don't want to ruin it. A lot of you with smokers have said that after smoking your turkey, you'd never go back to roasting.
I've heard from a few of you that if I want to really do it right, I should make a brine and soak it for at least 24 hours.
I found this recipe for a brine that looks easy enough:
- 2 Gallons of water
- 1-1/2 cups of salt
- 3 tablespoons of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of black pepper
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
In a large bucket or container large enough to hold your turkey, mix together the water, salt, garlic, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Store in a refrigerator, and soak turkey for 2 days before smoking or roasting.
Do you have any good ideas for a good turkey brine? I'm not the best chef so the simpler the better.