This smoked wild turkey recipe is the best. It takes awhile, but a great recipe to start smoking early in the morning, so it is ready for a nice dinner. Enjoy!
Time: 10 hrs and 15 mins • Prep Time: 15 min • Cook Time: 10 hrs
Serving Size: It's a whole bird, so it feed several
1 wild turkey (approximately 10-12 lbs)
4 cloves of garclic, finely minced or crushed
2 tablespoons of seasoned salt
1/2 cup butter
2 (12 oz.) cans of Coca-Cola
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
Using hickory wood (or your favorite), preheat your smoker to 225 - 250 degrees F according to manufacturer's directions. Rinse turkey inside and out with cold water, pat it dry with paper towels then throw them away. Rub the crushed garlic into the skin of the turkey, then sprinkle with seasoned salt. Place turkey in an aluminum roasting pan (I recommend the disposable kind). Cut the onion and apple into quarters. Fill the cavity of turkey with butter, garlic powder, Coke, apple, onion, salt, and pepper. Some of the mixture will leak out when the turkey is set back down. Don't worry about that. Cover the roasting pan loosely with foil. Smoke turkey for approximately ten hours, basting every hour or two with juices from the bottom of the roasting pan. Wild turkey is ready to eat when internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F in the thickest part of the thigh.
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