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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...

Into the briny deep... (yeah, I know I used that line last week... I just like it. Again used Patio Daddio's recipe...

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.

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...

Sliced up...

Home made gravy

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

My plate...

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.


tyotrain 12-02-2012 08:13 PM

Great looking dinner. Nice job

Have fun and happy smoking

LMAJ 12-02-2012 08:35 PM


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


Thanks for sharing it John.

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