Thursday, April 26, 2012

BBQ pizza and Smoked Turkey

So first off let me apologize for not having pictures of any of the food I made last weekend. Both Stacy and I forgot to take pictures. Saturday was a busy grilling day for me. I smoked a turkey breast for most of the day and also made a BBQ pizza for dinner.
  On Friday night I had seasoned the turkey.  I started out by salt and peppering the skin, then rubbed in some Pampered Chef Smoky Barbecue Rub. I then covered it and let it sit over night. On Saturday around noon I lit the charcoal and let it get warm. I used a mix of Kingsford Hickory and Mesquite Charcoal. The charcoal was put in a chimney starter, where I had put some newspaper in the bottom and lit it on fire. When the coals were glowing I poured them into the charcoal side of my grill. I then put my smoker box filled with wet apple wood chips on top of the coals. If you don't have a smoker box you can put the wood chips in foil and poke holes in the foil. I then put an aluminum foil pan filled with water on the opposite side of the grill away from the coals and put the turkey on the grate above the water. The only thing left to do is close the lid and let it smoke making sure the temp inside the bbq doesn't get below 200 degrees. I had to heat up more coals later on because the turkey wasn't up to proper temp yet. I smoked the turkey until it got to 160 internal temp and the juices ran clear. This process took seven hours. I then removed it from the grill, covered it with foil, and let it rest for 20 minutes before slicing. It tasted very good and we had turkey sandwiches for dinner with some of it.
     For dinner on Saturday night while the turkey was smoking on the charcoal side of the grill, I made Hawaiian Luau Pizza on the propane side in the Pampered Chef BBQ Pizza pan.
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We use a refrigerated pizza crust and stretched it to fit on the pan. For the sauce you mix ketchup and Pampered Chef Smoky Apple wood  rub together with fresh minced garlic. Then you mix diced ham and green onions in the sauce and spread on the crust. Then top with pineapple tidbits and cheese. For our cheese we used grated cheddar, mozzarella, and parmigiana. To prepare the grill turn on all the burners and let it heat up, then turn off just the center one and turn the other 2 to medium after you put the pizza on. Rotate the pan a quarter of a turn ever 5 minutes until the crust is done till your liking. It should take about 20 minutes or so. The pizza came out really good, it is too bad we forgot a picture. Even Isabella like it.
      This weekend I'll be making a pizza in my cast iron skillet on the grill. I'll let you know how it goes. I've made on before, but not since starting this blog. Have a good week.

1 comment:

  1. We really do need to start taking pictures! That pizza was SO good. I can't wait for pizza in your cast iron skillet!