Whole Turkey

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 7 Hours and 30 Minutes
Servings: 10
Ingredients:
1 frozen whole turkey, giblets removed, thawed
2 tbsp. orange zest
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
1 cup butter, unsalted, softened, divided
2 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
½ cup water
14.5-ounce chicken broth
Directions:
1. Open the hopper of the smoker, add dry pallets, make sure ash-can is
in place, then open the ash damper, power on the smoker, and close the
ash damper.
2. Set the temperature of the smoker to 180°F, let preheat for 30 minutes
or until the green light on the dial blinks that indicate the smoker has
reached to set temperature.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the turkey and for this, tuck its wings under it by
using kitchen twine.
4. Place ½ cup butter in a bowl, add thyme, parsley, and sage, orange
zest, and rosemary stir well until combined, and then brush this
mixture generously on the inside and outside of the turkey and season
the external of turkey with salt and black pepper.
5. Place turkey on a roasting pan, breast side up, pour in broth and water,
add the remaining butter in the pan, then place the pan on the smoker
grill and shut with lid.
6. Smoke the turkey for 3 hours, then increase the temperature to 350°F
and continue smoking the turkey for 4 hours or until thoroughly
cooked and the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165°F,
basting the turkey with the dripping every 30 minutes, but not in the
last hour.
7. When you are done, take off the roasting pan from the smoker and let
the turkey rest for 20 minutes.
8. Carve turkey into pieces and serve.
Nutrition:
Calories: 146
Fat: 8 g
Protein: 18 g
Carbs: 1 g

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