This is one of the best Thanksgiving recipes for small groups or couples. The long smoking time allows it to be more flavorful and tender, so smoke it slowly on low heat.
While this recipe was created for turkey breast, you can use it to smoke a whole turkey once you adjust the ingredients.
And if you want to make this a low carb turkey recipe, omit the honey and follow the rest of the recipe as outlined below.
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 lemon (juiced)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (3 to 3 1/2-pound) skinless, boneless turkey breast
Heat honey, sherry, and butter in a saucepan over a low heat long enough to melt the butter. Stir until completely combined.
Remove the mixture from the heat and add the lemon juice and salt. Let it cool.
Wash and pat dry the turkey breast.
Place everything in a resealable plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate for between 6 hours and 24 hours.
Smoke turkey breast at a temperature between 225 and 250 F for 2 1/2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the turkey. The breast will be done when it has reached an internal temperature of 170 F.
Slice to your desired thickness, serve hot and enjoy!