How to Make Herb-Smoked Turkey Breast

Thu, 9 Jun 2011|

Hi, I'm Kristina with recipe.com. Today, we're to make an herb smoked turkey breast. Now, if you love the grill, you are going to love smoking, and this recipe will be right up your alley. Here's what you'll need for this recipe: 1 Granny Smith apple cut up, 2 medium onions also roughly chopped, 8 sprigs of fresh thyme, 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 6 sage leaves, 2 teaspoons of seasoning salt, and 1 teaspoon of paprika. Here I have 2 to 3 cups of hickory wood chips that I've soaked in water, and finally bone-in turkey breast that's about 7-1/2 pounds. Here I have the water pan from our smoker, and I've covered it completely in aluminum foil. In here, I'm gonna put in our apple and the onions, the sprigs of thyme, and the rosemary as well as 3 of our sage leaves. So, this is ready to go for the smoker and we get out there and fill it with water. Let's start by making a rub for the turkey breast. I'm gonna take the seasoning salt and the paprika. Mix this together. I'll take a generous amount of it and rub it underneath the turkey skin. I've already rinsed the turkey and patted it dry. It helps to loosen the skin a little bit before you start this too. Then I'm take the remaining sage leaves and put that under the skin. Once this cooked you sort of see the sage peek through and looks gorgeous, and then the remaining rub can just be sprinkled on top. Now, that we have the turkey ready to go, we're heading out to the smoker. I have 10 pounds of hot charcoal ready to go and on top of that I'm gonna add our soaked wood chips. Then, I'm gonna take the prepared water pan and put that right on top. Here, I have 6 to 8 cups of hot water. I'm gonna pour that right in the water pan, put on the top grill rack, and then it's time for the turkey. Cover and let your turkey smoke for 3 and half hours. You wanna keep the temperature between 225 and 250 throughout those 3-1/2 hours and you might have to tend your coals to keep them nice and hot. Come back then when the turkey is nice and smoked and ready to eat. The Turkey has been on the smoker for 3-1/2 hours and look at the result. It is so gorgeous. Look at the color. You can even see little bit of the sage picking out from underneath the skin. You just want it to rest for 20 or 30 minutes, slice it up, and you have dinner, the difference we have smoked turkey and anything else, you'll never go back, and that's how you make herb smoked turkey breast. Thanks for watching. For more great recipes and savings, visit us at recipe.com.