Belongs to cokerlj Smoked Turkey in Big Green Egg 
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Best Darn Smoked turkey ever!!!
You can find complete instructions on the internet at the Big Green Egg site…“YOUR TURKEY CHEAT SHEET”. But we learned a lot so here are some things that we recommend!

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  • Sprinkle salt and pepper into cavity.
  • Brine over night.
  • The next morning remove from brine drain and rinse. Inject with your favorite seasoning. I like to inject with Butter (I use half salted and half unsalted.
  • PREPARING TURKEY:

Haven’t tried.
Could be used as an appetizer…but thinking more like a salmon patty to be used as a main meal.

You might need to buy:
  • garlic
  • salt
  • pepper

Haven’t tried. Sounds good.

You might need to buy:
  • orange juice
  • -3 pounds skinless boneless turkey breasts
  • black pepper
  • dried rosemary
Belongs to cokerlj Turkey OR Chicken Acapulco 
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An extra special chicken enchilada.
Original recipe called for using left over turkey. I didn’t always have turkey, and the chicken seems to be much moister when prepared as directed; my family wants it mixed more often than just when I had left over turkey!
This can be made the day ahead for company dinner and is very impressive as a company meal. It also freezes very well.
You can serve a tossed salad or any other vegetable of your choice…guacamole, salsa and chips work well. And, I guess you could do the traditional rice and beans…but my family prefers a green vegetable as a side and maybe a congealed salad.

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  • margarine
  • sliced mushrooms
  • sour cream
  • cream of chicken soup
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano
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  • cream of chicken soup
  • light cream
  • grated cheese
Belongs to cokerlj Roast Turkey - No Brine 
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I usually bake my turkey without using the brine method… I have done the brine method and really can’t tell any difference. I think using a fresh, not frozen, turkey makes all the difference in the world. Love the “Brown-n-Bags”…turkey size…follow instructions for baking regarding time and temperature with the exception of my notes in the directions.

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  • garlic
  • small onion
  • celery
  • stems fresh parsley
  • fresh rosemary
  • real butter unsalted
  • real butter salted
  • fresh or dry rosemary leaves
  • Crisco or olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • water
  • flour for coating inside of bag.
  • turkey sized "Brown-n-Bag"
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My mother always made dressing this way…it is really pretty easy and always good. You can use turkey, chicken or duck necks and broth. Sometimes if I don’t have enough of my own broth I will use a can of prepared broth. When I have my husband’s family over I will 5 x’s the recipe.

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  • CORNBREAD:
  • yellow cornmeal
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • egg
  • milk
  • shortening or bacon grease melted
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  • DRESSING:
  • saltine crackers
  • dry toast
  • recipe cornbread
  • margarine
  • ribs celery diced
  • livers
  • onion quartered
  • whole stems parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
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  • garlic minced
  • small bell pepper chopped
  • eggs
  • milk
  • rubbed sage
  • salt & pepper to taste.
  • gizzards
  • poultry necks
  • BROTH:
Belongs to cokerlj Roast Turkey - Brine, Roasting & Gravy 
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I got the basic recipe for this from the “Good Eats” television program, Alton Brown. He had some ingredients that I knew my family did not like so I added and substituted items I thought my family would like making this my own.

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  • water
  • -
  • ice water
  • white cranberry juice
  • white wine
  • ADDITIONAL BRINE INGREDIENTS TO BE ADDED LATER:
  • -
  • large sprig fresh rosemary
  • ground ginger
  • poultry seasoning
  • black peppercorns
  • light brown sugar
  • kosher salt
  • BRINE:
  • -
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • whole stems parsley
  • water
  • VEGETABLE STOCK:
  • -
  • vegetable oil
  • TURKEY:
  • liquid from cooked turkey pan
  • GRAVY:
  • -
  • -
  • cornstarch
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cooked giblets
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  • water or broth as needed
  • AROMATICS:
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh sage
  • large stems parsley