Sunday, April 24, 2011

Recipe Only Sunday – Smoked Turkey

I don’t have the chops to go Silent Sunday, but my friend Brian at A Thought For Food does. Check out A Cape Code Morning in the early Spring.

Here's a twist from my kitchen.

Smoked Turkey Brine

2 cups orange juice
1 cup kosher salt
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced ginger
½ cup of honey
10 - 3 inch sprigs of fresh thyme
spent citrus rinds (for smoking)
Water to cover turkey in a large bucket



Franklin from Dine Delish said...

Wow. How long did it take you to smoke that whole thing?? Amazing work

Jason Phelps said...

It was a 23lb turkey. 4.5 hours on the smoker at about 225. Finished in 250 oven for 1.5 hours.

Tastes so good!


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Jay I wrote it looks amazing and that I am inspired to try this, but my name appears to be back to back smiley faces?? But its from me....Merv:)

Carolyn said...

Are you grilling already? Good for you. I know you are in my area (New England) and we haven't christened the grill yet this season. Soon, hopefully.

Jason Phelps said...


We are in Southern, NH and typically use the grill all year round. I didn't doo too much grilling this winter just cause I was always so tired of shoveling the snow, but we often wheel the grill out into the driveway if we want something grilled! Saturday last week came and it was raining all day. I popped up the QuikShade and setup the smoker underneath it so it stayed dry and so would I when I was out there!


Jason Phelps said...


Thanks for letting me know about your comments. I was wondering who had the cute user name!

It really did come out great and is pretty easy to do.