Smoked Holiday Turkey Recipe

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Smoked Holiday Turkey
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  1. In a bowl mix minced onion, garlic, rosemary, pepper, 1 tsp paprika, salt and enough olive oil to create a thick paste consistency.
  2. Clean turkey and prepare for smoker breast up. With a paring knife or other small knife, make incisions straight down into the meat and to the bone, about 1 to 1.5 inches long. You can gouge the holes out deeper below the surface by wiggling the knife to make a larger cavity if you wish. Do this all over the turkey, in any place that you can make a hole and pack some of the mix into the cut, about 1.5 to 2 inches apart.
  3. Use a spoon and fingers to pack all of the holes with your mix, stuffing them to the top of the hole.
  4. Quarter onions and pack them with the rosemary sprigs inside the turkey cavity.
  5. With your hands, coat the turkey on the outside completely with olive oil, and then dust down fairly heavily with paprika. Tie the legs together with string.
  6. Place on smoker and smoke as you usually would, about 4 to 5 hours in my particular smoker.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 989.63 Kcal (4143 kJ)
Calories from fat 421.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.89g 72%
Cholesterol 450.18mg 150%
Sodium 993.87mg 41%
Potassium 1505.12mg 32%
Total Carbs 5.92g 2%
Sugars 1.99g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.45g 6%
Protein 138.34g 277%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 7%
Iron 6.5mg 36%
Calcium 89.8mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 144.13 Kcal (603 kJ)
Calories from fat 61.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.83g 72%
Cholesterol 65.56mg 150%
Sodium 144.74mg 41%
Potassium 219.2mg 32%
Total Carbs 0.86g 2%
Sugars 0.29g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.21g 6%
Protein 20.15g 277%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 7%
Iron 0.9mg 36%
Calcium 13.1mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.4
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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