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Dec 22, 2011 11:47 AM

Smoked Turkey

Got any pointers on where is the DC / Baltimore area can I find a whole smoked turkey?
They used to carry them at Sam's club's and WalMarts, but neither have any after Thanksgiving.


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  1. This does not respond directly to your question, but a guy in our office earlier this week brought in an absolutely wondierful smoked turkey from Greenberg Smoked Turkeys in Tyler, TX. Of course, they ship; however, I imagine someone in the DC area has them more readily available.

    1. I was looking for a smoked turkey for thanksgiving and struck out. I guess it must not be "in" this year. Used to be that Magruder's did them, and you could bring your own turkey into Red Hot and Blue and have it smoked, but this year, zilch.

      I was going to smoke one myself, but I only did it once before and it was just moderately successful.

      1. Harris Teeter is advertising frozen Butterball smoked turkeys this week's flyer. Might not be exactly what you are looking for, but it's there as a possibility.

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        1. re: Terrie H.

          They did at Thanksgiving as well, but neither the Lake Barcroft, Ballston, or Lee-Harrison stores had them. Maybe they finally got some . . . or maybe not.

          I bought one one of those one year and I wasn't impressed with how it turned out. It had a mild smokey flavor, but, even with following the instructions on the package and being careful with the cooking temperature, the skin was really flabby and no fun at all,

          1. re: MikeR

            I'm pretty sure this would be a last resort and wouldn't be my choice for the centerpiece of a holiday meal, but thought I'd throw it out there as an option since I had just looked at their weekly flyer. I can't imagine the skin coming out very well either. From your description, it sounds like it might make a good turkey salad, though.

        2. O'Brien's in Rockville (now Branded 72) used to sell them. I don't know if Branded does.