Yesterday was my first smoke in a while. I’m still quite new to this so every cook is an adventure and I seriously enjoy every moment of it. This time I decided to try smoking a whole turkey breast and some pork ribs. I also cooked some cheesy garlic bread and jacket potatoes as sides. I’m always slightly nervous that I might ruin the meat when I am smoking due to my inexperience but this time I was thrilled with the outcome.
The pork ribs were cooked just how I like them. First I rubbed the ribs with a little cooking oil so that the rub would stick. Then I covered the ribs generously with Big Poppa Smokers Money Rub and placed onto the smoker. The ribs cooked at around 275f for 2 hours before being mopped with the BBQ sauce mix. Half Meat Lust BBQ Mop Sauce and half apple cider vinegar. Let the sauce set in for around 20 minutes and then wrapped tightly in two layers of foil with some extra mop sauce. The ribs then cooked for another 2 hours. They were cooked perfectly. Not too tender but definitely not tough at all. The smokiness from apple wood chunks married perfectly with the BBQ mop sauce and dry rub to give a sweet smoky flavour that I couldn’t get enough of. My only regret is not cooking more ribs!
The Turkey was excellent too. Simply rubbed with salt and pepper for this one. Cooked at the same temperature for 2 1/2 hours before being wrapped with oregano and melted butter and cooking for another hour. The turkey was beautifully tender and succulent. Flavour was better than any turkey I have eaten before. Definitely doing this one again.
All of this was served with some simple cheesy garlic bread and jacket potatoes. Needless to say I and everyone else enjoyed enjoyed their meals. We even have some turkey left over for lunch this week!
If you have smoked something similar it would be good to hear about your experiences. Always looking to pick up a few tips.
All that’s left to do now is decide what to smoke next. I’m thinking something really different.
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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66