Smoked Turkey

Smoked Turkey
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (½ stick)
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • ½ cup apple cider or juice
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • + 19 more ingredients
    • Kosher salt
    • 1 small tart apple (such as Granny Smith), cored and cut into ¾-inch pieces
    • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and cut into ¾-inch pieces
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • For the gravy::
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (¾ stick), melted
    • 1 medium tart apple (such as Granny Smith), cut into quarters
    • 1 small yellow onion, cut into quarters
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 8 to 10 quarts lump charcoal
    • About 6 cups apple wood chips
    • For smoking the brined turkey::
    • 1 (12- to 15-pound) turkey, thawed if frozen
    • 2 gallons cold water
    • 2 tablespoons whole allspice berries
    • ¼ cup whole black peppercorns
    • 1 ¼ cups packed dark brown sugar
    • 10.4 ounces "salt":http://www.chow.com/ingredients/301 (2 cups Diamond Crystal kosher salt OR 1 1/3 cups Morton kosher salt OR 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons fine sea salt)
    • For the brine::

For the brine: The night before cooking, combine salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice, and water in a 4-gallon container; set aside. Remove giblets and neck from the turkey cavity. Reserve and refrigerate the neck; discard the giblets. Remove any wire or plastic holding the legs togethe...

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Variations on Smoked Turkey

  • Smoked Turkey
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 cup Chablis or other dry white wine
    • 1 (13- to 14-pound) turkey
    • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
    • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    • +22 other ingredients


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