I’m of the opinion that most foods can be improved when they’re smoked, and one of my favorite dishes that proves this proclaimed axiom is smoked turkey. We’ve got plenty of great options in Texas, all of which likely beat the oven-roasted turkey that your family overcooked at Thanksgiving. But when it
Smoked turkey is now so common that nearly every grocery store deli case in the country carries at least one variety (and more often, many more than one). We now take this protein option for granted, but smoked turkey doesn’t have the same long history as beef and pork barbecue do in this
The Hill Country Drive, the BBQ Market Drive, the Backwoods Drive, and thirteen other summer trips, from the mountains to the coast, that will take you down some of the prettiest, most picturesque, most wide-open stretches of asphalt Texas has to offer. Buckle up!
ROUTE: Turkey to Lubbock (the long way)DISTANCE: 366 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 13WHAT TO LISTEN TO: Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be the Day and Waylon Jennings’s Ol’ Waylon West Texas is the Texas of wide-open spaces, but it is also the Texas of music giants, starting in the Rolling Plains in the
Turkey1 fresh turkey, approximately 12 pounds 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Glaze2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or strong red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Tabasco Cut wings off turkey at middle joint. Cut legs off and separate
2 tablespoons olive oil 2 each turkey thighs, drumsticks, and wings 8 cups water 6 ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded 1 white onion, peeled and roughly chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled 2 large tomatoes (or 6 plum tomatoes), quartered 1 1/2 cups walnuts (8 ounces) 16-ounce can whole-cranberry sauce or
Next week, we celebrate my absolute favorite food day of the year. The turkey’s nice, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve always been a bigger fan of that particular bird the day after Thanksgiving, served between thick slices of white bread slathered with a healthy dose of mayonnaise
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals points its Thanksgiving publicity campaign toward the small Panhandle town of Turkey.
Another popular sausage indigenous to Texas is turkey sausage. The most famous purveyor of this local delicacy is Inman’s in Llano. They case theirs fresh, then barbecue it. If you do the same, your sausage will be somewhat drier than if you smoke it first. Smoking also produces a more
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