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Previous Thanksgivings, we have gone to the neighbor's; however, with Covid this year we decided it would be best to stay home and fix our own dinner. It is just the wife and myself, so we did not need a full turkey. We ordered a boneless turkey breast from a local turkey farm.

 

The first order of business on Thanksgiving morning was to brine the breast. Here is the brine cooling down to room temperature before adding ice water to put the breast in.

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When the breast had been brined for four hours it was time to prepare the sausage dressing to roll up in the breast.

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Time to stuff the breast, tie it up, and season it.

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Then on to the grill at 325F for a little over two hours.

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Resting before carving

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Carved

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And the plated money shot.

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The extra dressing was cooked in the oven. We had the rest of the turkey, dressing that was cooked in the oven, rolls and cranberry sauce for dinner Friday night. The turkey came out very good. I took some of it over to a neighbor who enjoys my grilling.

 

 

 

 

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Nice that you share with your neighbor -

It's only my son and I here, the wife doesn't eat meat - this year the smallest bird I could find was a 15 pounder we had TONS left over - I gave a bunch to an older neighbor who told be it was the best turkey he'd ever had in all of his 80 years... and I concur - this one turned out fabulous - thinking about trying to find a smaller ( 10  pounder ) for Xmas.

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10 hours ago, Grill_Boy said:

Nice that you share with your neighbor -

It's only my son and I here, the wife doesn't eat meat - this year the smallest bird I could find was a 15 pounder we had TONS left over - I gave a bunch to an older neighbor who told be it was the best turkey he'd ever had in all of his 80 years... and I concur - this one turned out fabulous - thinking about trying to find a smaller ( 10  pounder ) for Xmas.

My neighbor is 88. His wife is in extended living and he cannot visit her. His son lives with him, but all he grills are hamburgers. I have been taking him over part of what I grill on Sundays starting in late spring.

 

Have you considered getting just a breast, or thigh and drumstick parts?

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Excellent results!  I would much rather do what you did than cook an entire bird any day.  In fact we did a breast on Sunday (October Thanksgiving here)   Yours looked perfect.

@Golf Griller. @keeperovdeflame @grill boy

More importantly, I am thrilled to see my fellow Gurus opening their hearts to serve their neighbours.  You are the people I want to be associated with in my life and you all never fail to impress.

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12 hours ago, Golf Griller said:

My neighbor is 88. His wife is in extended living and he cannot visit her. His son lives with him, but all he grills are hamburgers. I have been taking him over part of what I grill on Sundays starting in late spring.

 

Have you considered getting just a breast, or thigh and drumstick parts?

 

Last year the wife was in Europe at the time so I got to experiment without hassle - and I loved the result so I wanted to do another full bird this year. Odd, she NEVER gets sick and while in Europe she developed a fever, a horrible cough, etc... we believe she got hit with Covid -

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