A new twist on Turkey breast (new to me)

lakemanlakeman Posts: 720 Officer
My lady brings  home a frozen turkey breast and wants to cook it soon.  So let it thaw in refrigerator, almost forgot it.  Took it out and prepared my  small akorn Junior Kamado and then started season the bird.  No seasoning we, just moved, other than salt and pepper.  Looked around and only thing was a jar of Pesto, so I said why not. Smeared the entire breast with pesto, inside and out.  Added a little old bay seasoning and put some bacon on top to help keep it moist. On to the kamado, cooked at about 260 for 2 hour and about 20 minutes,   Results were fabulous, might have been better if I had let it marinade for a longer time.  

BTW, the Akorn junior air or  with any Kamado, it is hard to screw up anything and most everything tastes wonderful.

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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 9,218 Admiral
    Most of my best recipes are born from not finding what you were looking for in the spice rack.   Sunday I didn't have what I wanted for chicken legs, so i took Adobo seasoning, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and parsley.  Marinated the legs as they were thawing in the sink for about 2hrs.  Put on the grill, 2hrs later they were outstanding.   

    I'm never afraid to try something new.    That pesto sounds interesting on turkey.  may have to try it. 
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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,099 AG

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  • SHELLFISHSHELLFISH Posts: 100 Greenhorn
    Thanks for the post! Sounds and looks good!
    Anything with Adobo, Old Bay or bacon on it is always tasty!
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 9,218 Admiral
    Flash said:

    LOL i own the same cutting board. 
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  • TerribleTedTerribleTed Posts: 121 Deckhand
    How do you defrost in a fridge THAT WOULD TAKE WEEKS. My fridge is set to keep my food fresh as long as possible. I defrost in the sink overnight. Now adding old bay to make it taste like fish? Try using rosemary on chicken. 
  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Posts: 555 Officer
    How do you defrost in a fridge THAT WOULD TAKE WEEKS. My fridge is set to keep my food fresh as long as possible. I defrost in the sink overnight. Now adding old bay to make it taste like fish? Try using rosemary on chicken. 
    Not true. I defrost whole pork loins in my 36-degree fridge.
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  • TerribleTedTerribleTed Posts: 121 Deckhand
    I tried but it takes about a week to defrost steaks in my refrigerator. 
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