If you’re looking for the perfect side dish to serve with smoked turkey, look no further. This article will introduce you to many delicious options that will pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving feast.
Keep reading to learn more.
What Should You Serve with Smoked Turkey?
There are many different things that you can serve with smoked turkey, but some of the most popular options include mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. You can also serve smoked turkey with a variety of different types of bread, such as rolls or biscuits.
Additionally, many people like to serve smoked turkey with a side of vegetables, such as green beans or carrots. If you are looking for something a little bit different, you could also try serving smoked turkey with fruit salad or a cream cheese and jelly sandwich.
No matter what you serve with your smoked turkey, it is sure to be a hit!
How to Smoke a Turkey
There are many ways to smoke a turkey, but we will cover the most basic way. You will need a smoker, charcoal, wood chunks or chips, a turkey, and some cooking oil.
- Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.
- Mix your charcoal and wood chunks or chips in the smoker.
- Coat the turkey with cooking oil.
- Place the turkey in the smoker, breast side up.
- Smoke the turkey for about 3 hours, or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees F.
- Remove the turkey from the smoker and let it rest for about 20 minutes before carving.
Smoked Turkey Recipe
There are many recipes for smoked turkey, but this is our favorite:
- 1 turkey, 12-14 pounds
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/4 cup black pepper
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup dried thyme
- 1/4 cup dried oregano
- 1/4 cup dried rosemary
- 2 lemons, quartered
- 6 bay leaves
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
- 2 onions, peeled and halved
- 1 gallon water
- 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine
First, combine the oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, oregano, and rosemary in a large resealable plastic bag. Cut the lemons in half and add them to the bag along with the bay leaves, garlic cloves, and onions.
Then add the turkey to the bag and massage it until it is well-coated with the spice mixture. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan and add the water and wine. Cover the pan tightly with foil and roast the turkey for 4 hours, or until it is cooked through.
Remove the foil and continue cooking for another 30 minutes, or until the skin is crisp and golden brown. Let the turkey rest for 20-30 minutes before carving. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!
What to Do with Leftover Smoked Turkey
You can use leftover smoked turkey in a variety of ways. You can make a sandwich with smoked turkey, cheese, and avocado. You can also put smoked turkey in a salad or on a pizza. Finally, you could freeze your smoked turkey and use it later in a soup or casserole.