1/2 Photos of Smoked Holiday Turkey
4 hrs 30 mins
My father first did this years ago and perfected it over time. He made the mistake of giving them for gifts one year and was swamped with so many requests that he had to stop doing it. This has been the standard turkey at our family's holiday dinners for 25 years.
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- 1In a bowl mix minced onion, garlic, rosemary, pepper, 1 tsp paprika, salt and enough olive oil to create a thick paste consistency.
- 2Clean turkey and prepare for smoker breast up. With a paring knife or other small knife, make incisions straight down into the meat and to the bone, about 1 to 1.5 inches long. You can gouge the holes out deeper below the surface by wiggling the knife to make a larger cavity if you wish. Do this all over the turkey, in any place that you can make a hole and pack some of the mix into the cut, about 1.5 to 2 inches apart.
- 3Use a spoon and fingers to pack all of the holes with your mix, stuffing them to the top of the hole.
- 4Quarter onions and pack them with the rosemary sprigs inside the turkey cavity.
- 5With your hands, coat the turkey on the outside completely with olive oil, and then dust down fairly heavily with paprika. Tie the legs together with string.
- 6Place on smoker and smoke as you usually would, about 4 to 5 hours in my particular smoker.
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Nutritional Facts for Smoked Holiday Turkey
Serving Size: 1 (61 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 106.4
- Calories from Fat 82
- Total Fat 9.1 g
- Saturated Fat 1.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 293.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
- Sugars 2.1 g
- Protein 0.7 g
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