OG shop member gallery
OldGobbler
          bullet Forum Board      bullet Pushpin Turkey Call Blog      bullet Advertising Info     

OG Gear Store

Sum Toy
Dave Smith
Wood Haven
DC Cattle Ranch






Author Topic: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast  (Read 2320 times)

Offline kellyguinn

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« on: May 29, 2018, 12:17:04 PM »
Picked from a few different recipes I found online to come up with this. Ended up by far the best wild turkey I have cooked up. Enjoy. Oh I ended up raising the cook temp to 225 degrees when the meat temp reached 140 to speed it up as it was taking a bit longer than expected.


SMOKED WILD TURKEY BREAST
WRAPPED IN BACON


BRINE
1.   2 QUARTS WATER
2.   ½ CUP KOSHER SALT
3.   ½ CUP BROWN SUGAR
4.   2 TB GARLIC POWDER
5.   2 TB ONION POWDER
6.   ¼ CUP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

DRY RUB  (ADJUST TO TASTE)
1.   3 TB COARSE BLACK PEPPER
2.   1 TS CAYENNE (OR CHIPOTLE)
3.   1 TB GARLIC POWDER
4.   1 TS CUMIN
5.   1 TS SMOKED PAPRIKA


CLEAN AND PLACE TURKEY BREAST IN BRINE AND SOAK FOR 24 HOURS. REMOVE FROM BRINE AND RUB WITH DRY RUB. WRAP WITH BACON AND SMOKE (with water pan)  ON 200 DEGREES UNTIL THE BREAST REACHES AN INTERNAL TEMP OF 155 TO 160. REMOVE FROM SMOKER AND LOOSELY COVER WITH FOIL FOR 15 TO 30 MIN. SLICE AND DIG IN!!!

Offline fmf

  • Sr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 121
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 10:33:43 AM »
I’m going to have to try this.  I’ve been wanting to smoke a breast but I’ve been worried about it coming out like boot leather

Offline SwampChickenSC

  • Sr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 122
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 03:26:47 PM »
Going to have to do this in a few weeks!  I'm big on smoking meats but have been a little hesitant that I'd dry a wild bird out on the BGE
"some men are mere hunters, others are turkey hunters"-Archibald Rutledge

Offline DrDirtNap

  • Sr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 139
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 04:31:17 PM »
Well unworried about drying out a skinless turkey breasts myself but it turned out great.  The recipe I used was very similar to the one mentioned.  Brining is key to the recipe.   I ended up laying some thick sliced bacon across the top while it was on the smoker and then when it was close to done I pulled it off the smoker a seared it on the gas grill just to give it a little bark.  Turned out great and it was not dry at all.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline SwampChickenSC

  • Sr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 122
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 08:01:26 AM »
Dang that looks delicious Dr!
"some men are mere hunters, others are turkey hunters"-Archibald Rutledge

Offline Sir-diealot

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Limbhanger
  • ********
  • Posts: 4746
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 02:21:45 AM »
Sounds good, I wonder how it would be without the brown sugar, I can't have sugar on my diet, have to keep as close to zero carbs and sugar as I can.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Offline daddyduke

  • Double Beard
  • *****
  • Posts: 2308
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 02:27:29 PM »
Looks and sounds good. Will try for sure.
Colossians 3:12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Offline gaswamp

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 339
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2019, 06:50:37 AM »
Picked from a few different recipes I found online to come up with this. Ended up by far the best wild turkey I have cooked up. Enjoy. Oh I ended up raising the cook temp to 225 degrees when the meat temp reached 140 to speed it up as it was taking a bit longer than expected.


SMOKED WILD TURKEY BREAST
WRAPPED IN BACON


BRINE
1.   2 QUARTS WATER
2.   ½ CUP KOSHER SALT
3.   ½ CUP BROWN SUGAR
4.   2 TB GARLIC POWDER
5.   2 TB ONION POWDER
6.   ¼ CUP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

DRY RUB  (ADJUST TO TASTE)
1.   3 TB COARSE BLACK PEPPER
2.   1 TS CAYENNE (OR CHIPOTLE)
3.   1 TB GARLIC POWDER
4.   1 TS CUMIN
5.   1 TS SMOKED PAPRIKA


CLEAN AND PLACE TURKEY BREAST IN BRINE AND SOAK FOR 24 HOURS. REMOVE FROM BRINE AND RUB WITH DRY RUB. WRAP WITH BACON AND SMOKE (with water pan)  ON 200 DEGREES UNTIL THE BREAST REACHES AN INTERNAL TEMP OF 155 TO 160. REMOVE FROM SMOKER AND LOOSELY COVER WITH FOIL FOR 15 TO 30 MIN. SLICE AND DIG IN!!!
about how long to cook ?

Offline Ctrize

  • 2019 SITE SUPPORTER
  • Hero Member
  • ********
  • Posts: 228
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019, 08:52:27 PM »
The pictures convince me.

Offline Bowhuntr73

  • 2017 SITE SUPPORTER
  • The Boss Gobbler
  • ********
  • Posts: 988
  • "Conflict is the only Solution"
Re: Smoked Wild Turkey Breast
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 07:08:45 PM »
Smoking time?