Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

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Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby T-monks » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:29 pm

Lately I've messed around with using mayo on my steaks on the rare occasion that I sear them in a skillet (I normally reverse sear them with a kiss of smoke.)

For the last few years I've smoked my turkey (spatchcocked!) - I usually just follow meathead's recipe, which calls for rubbing a mixture of oil and herbs under the bird's skin before putting it in the smoker.

The other day I had an idea: What if instead I made a mixture of herbs and mayo to rub under the skin?

Is this crazy? Or genius? Or both?


Pictured: My daughter eyeballin' the bird last year.
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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:56 pm

I've never been a fan of separating the Bird from it's Skin so that would be nothing that I would do - - - - cute youngin :tup: :salut:
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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby Papa Tom » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:41 pm

I can tell you that Rudy's rubs their turkey (they just use the breast) with mayo B4 smoking.

Oh I see you ain't from Texas so you don't know Rudy. Rudy's is a local chain that evolved from a single location and unlike many similar outfits they keep their quality up.
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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby T-monks » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:03 pm

Good enough for me! lol

Gonna try this tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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Postby scadigan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:33 am

Todd from Cattleack rubs mayo on turkey...even had an article in the Dallas Morning News re same...
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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby woodenvisions » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:35 am

Not crazy in my eyes

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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby dub' » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:50 am

crazy and genius can be one and the same.
Mayo makes everything better!!!
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Postby GTR » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:23 pm

dub' wrote:crazy and genius can be one and the same.
Mayo makes everything better!!!


Wait, I thought bacon made everything better. Has my whole life been a lie?
So does bacon make mayo better or does mayo make bacon better?
I'm really confused now. :scratch: :dont: :scratch:
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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby limey » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:56 pm

Done it on chicken, go for it and post pics if ya can. :cheers:
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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby Boots » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:11 pm

Interesting idea, would welcome photos and feedback.

I understand that Bamalambians slather white mayonnaise based barbecue sauce all over their stuff like at Big Bob Gibsons (don't shoot the messenger folks, just reciting the facts, Ma'am) so who's to say who nuts and who's a genius? BBG's recommends it highly for chicken and turkey, so it may just be that yer droppin your experimental moldboard off into an already-plowed row, so maybe not a crazy idea after all. Anecdotally, I got a good friend who is a many-generationed Bamalambian-Auburnian as a matter of fact, who raves about BBG and the white sauce (amongst other conspiracy theories like flying barbecue pigs, hounds-tooth fedoras being a Satanic symbol, and the illegitimacy of the designated hitter).

Said in the parlance of today's youth: Maybe "it's a thing".

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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby GTR » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:11 pm

I've made Big Bob's white sauce, with a slight twist. While my wife called it "heart attack waiting to happen sauce" I personally like it on smoked chicken.
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Re: Is this crazy? Mayo under turkey skin

Postby dub' » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:42 pm

GTR-

The best of both worlds: BACONNAISE!!!!

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/200 ... ecipe.html

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