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Montreal Smoked Turkey


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#1 Chef James

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

I would love it, if someone could help me ?  Looking for any information about the history and the making of Montreal Smoked Turkey, which is heavily spiced and smoked.  The Jewish people would buy them for Hanukah and the non-Jewish for Christmas. I have tried the web and only found "the jew and the carrot" blog.  So Thank you for any help you can give me.

      You friend from the USA



#2 Pam R

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:58 AM

I don't know about the history, though I do know it's still popular (we ship some Montreal smoked turkeys in for the Chanukah).  Have you tried contacting any of the companies that do them in Montreal?  Lester's and Schwartz's  are just two companies that do them. 



#3 Chef James

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for the reply, any help would be nice. Also I have work out my own recipe for the turkey, but would like to read some other ones, any ideas???

  Again Thanks



#4 gfweb

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:07 AM

If it is the same as Montreal smoked meat, but with turkey, there's  exhaustive thread on making it the beef form at http://chowhound.cho.../794033#6657271



#5 Chef James

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

I have seen it both ways, like smoked meat and done as turkey if that makes any sense, just would like to know the right way.  I plan to do it like smoked meat



#6 gfweb

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

So basically its turkey pastrami.  I'd check out that thread above...lots of discussion on spice mixes. How will you cook it?

 

I cook smoked turkey breast SV and it comes out beautifully. I cool smoke first then SV. I suppose that cure, followed by smoke and then SV would work if the cure wasn't too salty.


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#7 Chef James

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

inject, then brine and then smoke with hickory/apple mixture at 250 for about 25 to 30 minutes per pound.



#8 Chef James

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:44 AM

no, it is not like pastrami, it's like turkey.  Sorry been on the PC to long today.  They are done about the same, but the finish product is much better.