garlic smoked turkey

garlic smoked turkey
garlic smoked turkey

Brine: 

3 garlic cloves

3 sprigs fresh thyme

3 springs fresh rosemary

1 cup worsterchire sause

1 1/2 cups  kosher salt

1 gallon water 

Other ingrediants:

12 Lb Turkey

5 Lbs ice

Directions:  add all brine ingrediants together and bring to a small boil then remove and cool.  In a 5 gallon food grade bucket put turkey then add brine. Now add 5 lbs ice and enough water to submerge turkey, put lid on and place in a cool place 34 to 40 degrees for 2 days.

No it is time to cook on a grill or smoker.  First in aluminum foil or coffee can cut down to 4"  place apple wood smoking chips this should be as close to flame as possible, next  place turkey and slow cook for 8 hours @ 250 degrees F. .  add wood chips every two hours turkey will be golden brown and moist inside.  When interior temp reaches 165 degrees F it is done. Meat will be pink and very moist. (do not stuff turkey while cooking)

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.