Sunday, January 4, 2009
Charcoal Roasted Turkey--It has a Wonderful "Personality"
That smell is probably making the neighbors drool. It is certainly working on the family members here...not to mention the dogs.
We are testing out the new charcoal roaster/smoker we got for Christmas from my mom. Definitely not experts yet, but we have some pretty good results so far. This Smoke Cube allows us to roast a whole turkey vertically in about 3 hours. The charcoal and hickory flavor is incredible. The blackened skin may not make for the prettiest bird in a Norman Rockwell setting, but the flavor...what it lacks in looks it makes up for in "personality."
John is the carnivore of the family, and pulling meat off bones is his specialty, so this project is his. I'll be happy to eat the smokey, juicy breast meat. Delish. If you don't have a smoker, it is something to consider. Of course, the neighbors might complain if you use it too much!