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LMAJ 12-02-2012 06:56 PM

Now I'm a believer...
 
After brining a chicken last weekend, and really liking it, I decided to try my hand at a 13 pound turkey this weekend.

Deboned on Saturday (but not pretty)
Deboning a turkey was more challenging then deboning a chicken...
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...J/photo2-1.jpg

Into the briny deep... (yeah, I know I used that line last week... I just like it. Again used Patio Daddio's recipe...
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...J/photo3-1.jpg


Out of the brine Sunday, and stuffed with a bread stuffing - nothing fancy here. Rubbed with olive oil and dusted with a salt free herb mix.
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m329/LMAJ/photo4.jpg

After 2 hours in a 350 degree oven. Yes, I said oven. I'm so ashamed. Preheated oven to 400, then dropped it when I put the bird in.
Sorry - too tired to try to rotate this picture...

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m...AJ/photo10.jpg

Sliced up...

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m329/LMAJ/photo5.jpg

Home made gravy

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m329/LMAJ/photo8.jpg

Smashed potatoes... If you look at the cutting board in the bottom left corner you will see all the juice from the turkey... crazy...

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m329/LMAJ/photo7.jpg

My plate...

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m329/LMAJ/photo9.jpg

I'm really tired now... wonder who's doing the dishes??

Last week, I used half the salt the recipe called for.
Yesterday I used all that was called for.
I found the final product to be a tad too salty for me, but certainly not a deal breaker. Next time I do this, I will cut the salt slightly. I rarely use salt, so I am probably a little sensative to it.

landarc 12-02-2012 07:02 PM

Wow, very cool L-M, that looks terrific

bluetang 12-02-2012 07:07 PM

Day-um fine, got to do that! Gots a few on sale birds in the freezer:grin:

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 12-02-2012 07:09 PM

That really looks delicious.

CarolinaQue 12-02-2012 07:14 PM

Very good looking bird!!!

Bonewagon 12-02-2012 07:35 PM

Very nice!

Boshizzle 12-02-2012 07:44 PM

Nice bird!

que_dawg 12-02-2012 07:45 PM

Good looking meal, there. I just ate, now I am hungry again.

bwsawman 12-02-2012 07:49 PM

That looks good! I'm doing a turkey on the UDS tomorrow....using Patio Daddio's recipe. Hope mine turns out like yours did.

fingerlickin' 12-02-2012 07:54 PM

That's a fine looking bird right there! :thumbup:

wct 12-02-2012 07:56 PM

I will be trying that very soon. Man that looks good! Great job.

Midnight Smoke 12-02-2012 07:59 PM

Looks like all the hard work was worth it! I am going to give Patio Daddio's brine a try, I read nothing but great reviews.

PatioDaddio 12-02-2012 08:11 PM

I'm really glad that you enjoyed the brine again.

John

tyotrain 12-02-2012 08:13 PM

Great looking dinner. Nice job


Have fun and happy smoking
BBQ UP

LMAJ 12-02-2012 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PatioDaddio (Post 2286940)
I'm really glad that you enjoyed the brine again.

John

Thanks for sharing it John.


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