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Rick's Tropical Delight
10-08-2007, 08:41 PM
i've wanted to jerk a turkey for some time now!

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r151/RicksTropicalDelight/biggreenegg/turkey/jerkturkeybreast-009.jpg

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this was magnificent! get free range turkeys if you can, because it really makes a difference. this guy was free to frolic and bask in the ohio sunshine. a happy bird is a juicy bird!
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indirect/plate setter/drip pan/cherry & apple chips/250 for 3 hours/butter baste/up to 300 for half hour more/pull at 160/rest/slice/YUM!

the jerk dry rub gave the skin a perfect amount of heat turning otherwise bland tasting turkey skin into a flavorful burst of jamaican sweet!

The Pickled Pig
10-08-2007, 08:50 PM
Very nice creation Rick!

vr6Cop
10-08-2007, 08:51 PM
So free range turkeys are jerks? :eek: I'll stick to the force-fed ones, they are nicer. :biggrin:

Nice looking bird. It makes a rumbly in my tumbly.

Norcoredneck
10-08-2007, 09:03 PM
Looks fantastic as always.

SmokinRoo
10-09-2007, 12:36 AM
why do they call it "jerk"?

HB-BBQ
10-09-2007, 12:52 AM
Nice looking turkey there Rick, good pics too.

fil
10-09-2007, 01:05 AM
why do they call it "jerk"?

Not sure what Rick uses but here is an example
http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Jerk-Spice/Detail.aspx

fil

Single Fin Smoker
10-09-2007, 01:23 AM
Did you brine?

smoke-n-my-i's
10-09-2007, 05:25 AM
That looks mighty good.

When I first saw the title jerk turkey breast, I was thinking jerky.... now that I see it, jerk seasoning. I love that stuff....

I just got a dehydrator so I suppose jerky is on the brain. I have a large steak ready to slice and marinade for jerky, so I guess that is why I am in the jerky mode.... :icon_blush:

Bill

Rick's Tropical Delight
10-09-2007, 06:13 AM
why do they call it "jerk"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaican_jerk_spice

i used a mild jerk seasoning from Pussers Rum. good stuff, mon! :biggrin:


Did you brine?

i brined myself with rum and diet coke, but the bird got nothing. :biggrin: