How do you make your Thanksgiving turkey? (1 Viewer)

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Dry brine? Wet brine? How do you keep those turkey boobs moist and flavorful? That's the biggest challenge. I want flavor all up in my turkey. I'm prepared to do something days ahead of time this year to get that flavor all up in there.

What do you do? How do you cook it? I'll be limited to an oven so I appreciate oven recipes.
 

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24-28 hour wet brine soak then Cajun fried in peanut oil.

I have considered getting an oil-less turkey air-fryer but I have not pulled the trigger yet.


EDIT:

I see you are limited to an oven.

I can not stress enough to use a roasting bag

Something like this:

 

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I have only ever cooked one Turkey. I brined it in the sink overnight, cooked it in the oven. Seemed to come out pretty good and no complaints. I have't done it since, i quit while i was ahead..lol
 

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Brine it over night in a bucket (have to rearrange refrigerator shelves. Then just bake it in a bag. Think of you want the breast right you need to pay attention to how much it will continue to cook after you take it out. I’m a dark meat guy though.
 

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Wet brine for 24 hours and then a dry rub with special seasonings for another 24 hours. On Thanksgiving morning, I wake up and get the smoker prepared with pecan logs and let the turkey smoke for 6-7 hours. Around 1:00 pm, the poor bird is attacked. There are typically no leftovers for sammiches or anything.

I started smoking turkeys 5 years ago and I’ve gotten compliments year after year. The breasts are always tender.
 

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I'm going to be making the turkey for the first time this year.

My plan is a 24-hour wet brine, then a cajun butter rub under the skin and a butter blanket on top. Smoking in a Big Green Egg.

It's gonna be baller.
 

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I'm going to be making the turkey for the first time this year.

My plan is a 24-hour wet brine, then a cajun butter rub under the skin and a butter blanket on top. Smoking in a Big Green Egg.

It's gonna be baller.
Yes, that is going to be $$$$$.
 

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I'm going to be making the turkey for the first time this year.

My plan is a 24-hour wet brine, then a cajun butter rub under the skin and a butter blanket on top. Smoking in a Big Green Egg.

It's gonna be baller.
Let's go Brandon!


That sounds awesome
 

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