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spatchcock turkey for thanksgiving and rub
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:33:35 PM »
my wife's family always has thanksgiving the weekend before to ensure everyone can make it for the event.  This past Saturday i had to cook for 37 people that were coming to our new house--no stress at all.  i decided to smoke a spatchcock turkey, deep fry another one and cook 2 hams.  Recipie for the spachcock turkey was as follows...took a sharp knife and cut down each side of the backbone of the turkey.  took my wyoming saw and cut the backbone of the bird out.  folded the bird frontwise and cut the breast so i split the bird in two.  took toothpics and separated the wings/legs from the body of the bird.  hit it heavily with the following rub>>
1 cup + 4 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup lawreys seasoning salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 cup paprika
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp lemmon pepper
2 tsp celery seed
2 tsp dry sage
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp dry thyme
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
rubbed the 2 halves of the bird and smoked it at 275 degrees for 4 hours.  smoke for the first 2 hours
finished it in the oven at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until the Internal Temp on the thighs hit 165
best tasting turkey we ever had

this was a 20 lb bird

you will not use all the rub for this bird....keep the rest for future cookings
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Re: spatchcock turkey for thanksgiving and rub
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 09:26:40 PM »
Have did lots of chickens this way, but never a turkey.  Looks good, gonna have to give it a go in a couple months. I'm going Traeger turkey this year, my favorite turkey cooker so far.

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Re: spatchcock turkey for thanksgiving and rub
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 10:24:49 PM »
We always spatchcock the bird, but have never taken it that far apart prior to cooking.  Looks good!
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Re: spatchcock turkey for thanksgiving and rub
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 05:55:28 AM »
Ive got one seasoned and air drying in the fridge now . Love how the birds taste

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Re: spatchcock turkey for thanksgiving and rub
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 08:04:48 AM »
My favorite way to do chicken and game hens. Never have done the turkey that way. Breaking it down will make it more manageable that's for sure. Trying to flip a whole spatched turkey would be a chore.

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Re: spatchcock turkey for thanksgiving and rub
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 07:45:56 PM »
My favorite way to do chicken and game hens. Never have done the turkey that way. Breaking it down will make it more manageable that's for sure. Trying to flip a whole spatched turkey would be a chore.
dont need to turn it at all

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Re: spatchcock turkey for thanksgiving and rub
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 06:10:41 AM »
Man, I should have done this in the recent Thanksgiving. :)

 

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