Ugly Drum Smoker Smoked Christmas Turkey

UDS ugly drum smoker smoked christmas turkey
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cook time: 5-7hrs (allow extra time for resting)

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Difficulty: Easy

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Prep time: 45min, allow up to 5 days of brining

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Serves: 4 people

Ingredients

The Turkey

  • 1 Turkey approximately 5kg
  • 100g salt
  • 150g sugar
  • Water (enough to submerge the turkey)
  • 1tbs peppercorns
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • Your favourite spice rub to dust over the turkey

Roast Vegies

  • 1 Fennel
  • 1 Brown onion
  • 1 Bunch Dutch carrots
  • 200g Brussel Sprouts
  • 300g Sweet potato
  • 1 Bulb of garlic
  • Splash vegetable oil

Instructions

The Roast

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the spice rub into an appropriate container and allow the turkey to brine up to 5 days
  2. Once you have allowed your turkey to cure in the brine removed and pat dry, allow any liquid in the cavity to drain out also
  3. Clean and chop the veggies into large chunks
  4. Prepare the smoker to 120C
  5. Dust the turkey with your favourite spice rub
  6. In an appropriate dish place, all the veggies together and drizzle with oil. (If you have a double decker grate you can place the veggies in the 2nd tier
  7. Place the turkey above the veggies, this will allow the drippings and fat to render onto the veggies and intensify the flavour of the cook
  8. Allow the turkey to smoke up to 2hrs or until golden, wrap in butchers paper or foil and place back into the smoker for an additional 3-5hrs (If it is not colouring allow the turkey to smoke longer)
  9. After the first 2hrs of the cook remove the veggies from the smoker and wrap. keep aside ready to reheat when the turkey is ready.
  10. The turkey will probe at 80C at the thickest section of the thigh once it is ready.
  11. Allow the turkey to rest between 2 and 3hrs prior to carving.
UDS ugly drum smoker smoked christmas turkey
UDS ugly drum smoker smoked christmas turkey
UDS ugly drum smoker smoked christmas turkey
UDS ugly drum smoker smoked christmas turkey
UDS ugly drum smoker smoked christmas turkey
UDS ugly drum smoker smoked christmas turkey

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