Soul Food

Smoked Turkey

INGREDIENTS

MAIN
1 Whole (18-20 lb) turkey, thawed if frozen, giblets removed
1 Traeger Orange Brine and Turkey Rub Kit
1/2 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided
1/2 Pound Unsalted butter, softened

STEPS

  • 1The day before smoking, brine the turkey according to the Traeger Turkey Brine Kit package instructions. Remove from the brine, rinse. and pat dry.INGREDIENTS
    • 1 Whole (18-20 lb) turkey, thawed if frozen, giblets removed
    • 1  Traeger Orange Brine and Turkey Rub Kit
  • 2Season the inside cavity with 2 tablespoons of Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.INGREDIENTS
    • 1/2 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided
  • 3Use your hands to carefully separate the turkey skin from the meat over the breasts, creating a pocket. Spread the softened butter under the skin and over the breasts in an even layer about 1/4 inch thick. Season the outside of the turkey with the remaining Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.
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