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Killer Cranapple Turkey Recipe

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 turkey breast roast
  • 1/2 gallon CranApple juice
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp sweet basil
  • 1 honey bear


Instructions:

1. Two days before you wish to serve: start thawing turkey breast.
2. Twenty four hours prior to cooking: place thawed turkey breast, salt, rosemary, and sweet basil in a one gallon zip lock bag.
3. Add CranApple juice to full, pour yourself a glass of the left over juice for working so hard.
4. Seal bag and agitate to move and mix spices over roast.
5. Place bag in refrigerator, turning occasionally to spread the spice mixture around.
6. One hour before cooking: Remove roast from marinade leaving as much spice as possible on roast.
7. Let roast "air dry" until cooking.
8. Cook roast as you prefer (it just aint the same if you don't smoke it) until a meat thermometer indicates an internal temperature of one hundred and sixty degrees.
9. Coat the roast with honey.
10. Continue coating with honey every twenty to thirty minutes until the thermometer reads one hundred and eighty degrees.
11. Remove roast from heat and let sit for fifteen to thirty minutes.
12. When you remove the "net" from the roast, most of the spice should "hop off" leaving a nice checkered pattern and the best darn turkey you ever laid lips to.


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Main Ingredient:Meat and Poultry / Turkey
Course:Main Dish
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Smoking
Occasion:Thanksgiving
Difficulty:Medium

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