Savory Smoked Sage Turkey

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There’ nothing like an appealing, scrumptious Turkey dish to dress up your dinner table during Thanksgiving. Dazzle your guests this year with a magnificent centerpiece  This smoked turkey has a rich, hearty flavor, and is easy to prepare.



Preparation Time:

10 minutes

Smoke Time: 

4 Hours

Smoke Temp: 


Heat Source: 

Charcoal, Briquettes Hardwood


  • 1 (12 lb.) thawed whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh savory
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp. salt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  •  1/2 cup water



Wash the turkey thoroughly and pat-dry with some paper towels.

2In a mixing bowl, combine the black pepper, savory, salt, and sage.

3With half of the mixture, rub it inside the turkey and the neck area. Rub the rest of the 4herb mixture underneath the loosened skin near the breast and thigh areas before applying olive oil to the whole turkey.

5When smoking turkey, follow this general rule: smoke for 20 minutes for each pound of turkey. Serve.

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