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✴1 natural turkey (minimally processed- 1 raw lb. per person)
Schultz’s Gourmet Rub

 Spicy Maple Injection and Glaze:

1/2 cup Schultz’s Sweet Heat
✴1/2 cup chicken stock
✴1 stick unsalted butter
✴1/4 cup maple syrup
✴1 tsp kosher salt
✴1/2 tsp white pepper
✴1 tsp granulated garlic
✴1 tsp soy sauce
✴1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
✴1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
✴(Optional sage, rosemary and thyme)
*adjust as necessary for the size of your bird.

Add all ingredients (not the turkey) to a saucepan and bring it to almost a boil while whisking. Allow to cool before use. Prepare smoker to run at 275 degrees with your favorite wood. I choose cherry for the turkey. Inject the entire turkey with the injection recipe. Season turkey heavily with Schultz’s Original Rub and place on smoker. ( you may also choose to cook your turkey in an oven, if so roast the turkey uncovered at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F) Using a meat thermometer, monitor the internal temperature. When the internal temperature gets to160 degrees, use the remainder of the injection / glaze to baste turkey. Remove turkey from smoker when it hits over 165 degrees internal temperature. Cover and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. The internal temp should climb to above 165 while resting giving you a safe, juicy bird. Tips : this recipe is not set in stone - be creative. You may want to stuff the cavity with with sage, rosemary and thyme as an option.

Smoked Savory Maple Injected and Glazed Turkey

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