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Old 04-16-2020, 01:23 PM   #1
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I was fortunate enough to take a young gobbler this past weekend and now have a couple of breasts that I want to cook up. I have always done fried nuggets, but want to try something different. What are some of your favorite non-fried recipes for wild turkey? TIA!
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:30 PM   #2
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Cut it thin, soak it in some egg, batter it with flour and fry it. I like it as much as chicken.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:32 PM   #3
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Marinate in Italian dressing and grill.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:34 PM   #4
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If you fry it, I would mash it out with a tenderizer as well as slicing it thin across the grain.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:35 PM   #5
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I like to wrap pieces in peppered bacon and a jalapeno and smoke it on mesquite. Also as above I'll run it through an egg wash. flour and deep fry. I season it with TexJoy Steak seasoning.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:47 PM   #6
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This is my favorite recipe. Pickle juice acts as a brine

Cut turkey into nugget or strip sized portions.

Marinate overnight in pickle juice.

When you are ready to fry use an egg wash consisting of 2 cups of milk, 3 eggs and and a sweet bar b q sauce.

Cover in flour (my favorite is Kentucky Kernel)

Kentucky Kernel Seasoned Flour, 10 Ounce (2-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXDNCFC..._BUZTCbZYA0DND

Pan fry in peanut oil until golden brown!
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:51 PM   #7
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Don't forget the gravy and biscuits.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:55 PM   #8
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Thanks for the recipes guys. They sound delicious, but I am wanting NON-FRIED recipes. Or is that the only way anyone eats wild turkey?
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:57 PM   #9
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I use a spicy marinade on them over night. Then I use Rudys spicy bbq sauce and cover them in it. i then smoke them at 235 until they reach 165 internal temp.Every 45 min i hit them with more sauce.

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Old 04-16-2020, 01:59 PM   #10
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Grind it make meatballs or meatloaf.

Slice the middle open and form a pocket. Put mozzarella, spinach, mushrooms inside. Season with your "Go-To" seasoning. Cover with ham or bacon. Bake or smoke.
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:00 PM   #11
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this was excellent. Its how ive done the last couple https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=304495
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:20 PM   #12
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I will cut it up soak in teriyaki sauce overnight. Then I take small pieces of pineapple and put a toothpick in and wrap in bacon on the grill. Pretty good and not fried.
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:24 PM   #13
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Brine over night and fry .
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:36 PM   #14
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Sous Vide.

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Old 04-16-2020, 03:36 PM   #15
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Also, try carnitas with the legs!
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:37 PM   #16
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Thanks for the recipes guys. They sound delicious, but I am wanting NON-FRIED recipes. Or is that the only way anyone eats wild turkey?
Sous Vide is your friend on this one amigo. Mr. King above me knows what's up!!
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:40 PM   #17
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I just substitute most the chicken with turkey breast. I still use some chicken so there will be some fat for the stock.
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Old 04-16-2020, 04:05 PM   #18
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Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and maybe a little red pepper if you like spice (under the skin if you left it on - I don't) Smoke at 200 - 225 for about an hour - hour and a half. Pull it off at 130-135 or so. No higher. You want it to smoke, not cook to temp. Then sous vide it at 145 for an hour or two. This just gets the temperature consistent and makes sure it's pasteurized. With a large breast it will take longer. If it's skinless, it's done. Slice and serve. If you left the skin on, heat up your cast iron between medium and high, pat the outside dry, then sear skin side down briefly for color. Slice and serve. Been doing this or similar with every turkey we kill. It's excellent.

Similar to the above instructions, but I like to smoke them a bit first.
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Old 04-16-2020, 04:46 PM   #19
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I make jerky with mine only way to go in my opinion
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Old 04-16-2020, 04:52 PM   #20
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I like to dice them, sear them and put inside of jalapeño poppers.
Or anything that you would do with boneless skinless chicken breast


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Old 04-16-2020, 04:52 PM   #21
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Add a couple lemons for effect

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Old 04-21-2020, 05:36 AM   #22
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Haven’t tried it but Steve Rinellas wild turkey breakfast sausage recipe looks pretty good


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Old 04-21-2020, 07:14 AM   #23
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Inject with cajun. Let sit overnight. Slice into strips and put in onion soup packet in flour. Deep fry.
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:18 AM   #24
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My three favorites ways to cook turkey:

Turkey Pot Pie
Smoked Turkey Breast (brine first)
Turkey Parmesan
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:25 AM   #25
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I killed a tom over the weekend. I put the whole breast in foil and seasoned it with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and chupacabra. Then added half of an onion and a stick of butter.

I put it on the pellet grill at 225 for 5 hours. When I pulled it off, the breast was still sitting in butter, so I was really excited. The breast by itself was meh...but slicing it thin and putting it in a turkey sandwich was great!
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:26 AM   #26
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My three favorites ways to cook turkey:

Turkey Pot Pie
Smoked Turkey Breast (brine first)
Turkey Parmesan
Before I totally discount smoking/barbecuing turkey, I need to try and brine it overnight. I won't do ducks without it.
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:36 AM   #27
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I rubbed in oil and slap ya momma them put on pellet grill. Did it last night and was excellent. Also the fried strips are good!
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:22 AM   #28
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Brined in salt water for 24 hours then smoked at 225 degrees to proper temp. Left it uncovered till it was brown then foiled it. Best turkey I ever ate
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:35 AM   #29
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I made a wild turkey breast last night. Seasoned with lots of garlic, paprika, black pepper and salt.

Gave each side a quick sear and place in an instapot with carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and a can of cream of mushroom soup. Cooked for 25 minutes and steamed some white rice. Man was it good!
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:53 AM   #30
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I made that a few months ago, except that I used store bought chicken breast instead. It's pretty dang good stuff.
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:58 AM   #31
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Don't forget the giblets on your wild turkey! I killed a nice tom last weekend, and took out the heart, gizzard, and liver and had it for lunch that afternoon. Just seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then seared in a hot cast iron skillet with a little bit of oil. Cooked until medium rare/medium. Very good eats.
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:20 AM   #32
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Fiance's favorite wild game is fried turkey nuggets so we usually do that. Last year I did a spin off of this recipe (https://pitboss-grills.com/recipes/t...lattice-turkey) and it came out great.

Basically rubbed down the turkey with the herbs and pepper, wrapped it in bacon to keep it from drying out (I didn't brine it), then smoked it on the pellet grill. Came out moist and tender. I was very happy with it.
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:47 AM   #33
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Also, try carnitas with the legs!
This! Used Hank Shaw's recipe the other day and it was really good.
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:59 AM   #34
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Thanks for the recipes guys. They sound delicious, but I am wanting NON-FRIED recipes. Or is that the only way anyone eats wild turkey?
Cut into "steak" - sized portions and toss in some sesame oil for a short while. Pull from oil and season with your preferred seasoning and throw on a grill until about 145*. Serve with some grilled / sauteed veggies.
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:19 PM   #35
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This is the result of 25 minutes in the instapot
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:25 PM   #36
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We cut into strips and season ours and grill it on a George Forman. Sautee onions and bell peppers in a pan. Throw in all together and dump in some tiger sauce an simmer for a minute or 2. It's super easy and excellent!
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