Smoked Self-Basting Turkey
Chris Lilly, one of our favorite pitmasters and four-time Memphis in May grand champion, taught SL recipe tester and developer Pam Lolley this cool technique. The key? Mounding herb butter on top of the breast, covering the bird with aluminum foil, and cutting a slit in the foil. The butter will slowly melt and baste the turkey as it cooks, and the smoke will permeate the bird through the hole. Find more techniques in Chris' book, Fire & Smoke.