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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2015, 10:30:51 am »
This is what was for Thanksgiving dinner....

It was a 23 pounder and in the brine for 24hours.

Charlie checking out the Turkey in the honey brine...

The Bird all rubbed down and ready for the stuffing which is in the bowl.  Steeped an apple, onion and cinnamon sticks in the microwave for abut 5 minutes.  Then a sprig or two of Rosemary and Sage in the cavity.

IN the smoker she goes.  The water pan contains apple juice, water, carrots, celery, onion, all the giblets, neck, wing tips, trimmed fat off the bird, dried spices (thyme, rosemary, oregano, rubbed sage, bay leaf) white wine and water.  This becomes the bomb gravy and stock for leftover turkey and dumplings when it is all said and done.

As you can see in the bag on the lower right she gets some good applewood smoke.  You can see it rolling out now.

She is done, rested and ready to carve!

The other good stuff!

Oh yeah.  I also made from scratch a Cherry Cheesecake.

Now get a napkin and go wipe your drool...
« Last Edit: December 02, 2015, 10:32:48 am by wmljohn »