Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke
Thanksgiving Comes Early
The secret to supernaturally moist turkey? The Project Smoke version involves a whiskey brine and a slow smoke over maple wood. The traditional side dishes get smoked, too: bacon-stuffed barbecued onions, smoky creamed corn, and a smoky bacon-apple crisp for dessert. Even the cranberry sauce (salsa in this case) has fire thanks to the strategic addition of jalapenos. Forget your oven: this Thanksgiving feast gets cooked in a ceramic smoker, upright barrel smoker, electric smoker, and stovetop smoker. Just don’t wait until Thanksgiving to try it.