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Apple Smoked Turkey Breast with Rosemary Apple Salsa

Apple Smoked Turkey Breast with Rosemary Apple Salsa
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  • 2 cups applewood chips, soaked in water for 3 hours
  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 3 to 3½ pounds bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 recipe Rosemary Apple Salsa



1. Prepare ROSEMARY APPLE SALSA recipe.

2. In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine vinegar, water, salt, chili powder, pepper, marjoram and lemon zest. Place turkey breast in bag, seal, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

3. Prepare grill for indirect-heat cooking. Drain water from applewood chips and add chips to hot coals.

4. Remove turkey from marinade and reserve marinade. Place turkey, skin-side-up, on grill rack over drip pan.

5. Cover and grill turkey 1 to 1½ hours or until food thermometer inserted into deepest portion of breast reaches 165 to 170°F. Add applewood chips to coals as necessary.

6. In a small saucepan, over high heat, bring reserved marinade to boil and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Cool and brush over turkey breast during last 40 minutes of grilling time.

7. Let turkey stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve sliced turkey breast with Rosemary Apple Salsa.


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