How to smoke a turkey breast on a gas grill
This Thanksgiving, learn how to smoke a turkey breast on a gas grill and surprise your near and dear ones with this self-cooked specialty dish. Smoked turkey breast is a really special dish and with a little extra effort and time, you can cook up this storm in your kitchen without any hassles.
For smoking a turkey breast on a gas grill, you will need a turkey breast, gas grill, olive oil, Â¼ lb of butter, Â¼ cup of white wine, garlic, salt and black pepper.
Instructions on how to smoke a turkey breast
Step 1: Soak some wood chunks or wood chips in a tumbler of water. For cooking turkey, woods of apple, mesquite or peach tree work perfectly. Now, clean the grill and pre-heat it to a high temperature.
Step 2: In the meanwhile, prepare the turkey breast. Lay the meat on a wooden board and tuck the tips of the wings behind the neck of the turkey. Now, melt some butter in a saucepan. Add in it some amount of wine, salt and garlic. You can also add pepper. Cook the mixture for few minutes and set it aside.
Step 3: If you are using wooden chips, then create a smoker pouch and wrap them well in a heavy duty aluminum foil. After you have done that, poke holes on top of the pouch. Now, place the pouch over the outer burner and allow it to start smoking. Set the heat to medium. If you prefer to cook smoked turkey breast in the smoke of wood chunks, then place these chunks, in the same way, as suggested for wood chips. Only, you do not have to create a pouch for the latter. Now, place a drip pan made of aluminum foil, right under the area, where, you will smoke the turkey breast. In the pan, add half an inch of water.
Step 4: Now, scatter the soaked wooden chunks or chips evenly over the fire and place the turkey breast in the center of your gas grill. Keep flipping the birdâs breast from time to time, ensuring the breast gets cooked on all sides. Then, baste the bird with the wine mixture and some olive oil. Cook the meat covered on the grill for some time. Check the temperature of the meat. If it reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit, you can remove it from the grill and allow it to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
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