Often, you'll find turkey wings at a great price. Make some smoked turkey wings with some of these bargain poultry pieces next time you see 'em on the cheap.
Unlike chicken wings, there's actually quite a bit of meat on turkey wings. Each whole wing provides two meaty sections, the drummette and the middle section. The wing tips are removed and used in your leftover turkey stock. Don't throw 'em away...wing tips contain loads of rich flavor.
The wing sections are brined, then seasoned with a spicy dry rub before
smoking. This recipe makes enough for 12 to 16 wing sections.
INGREDIENTS - Turkey Wing Brine
Combine ingredients, stirring to dissolve salt. Add wing sections and brine overnight, up to 24 hours.
INGREDIENTS - Turkey Wing Rub
Mix dry ingredients together well.
Remove the turkey wings from the brine, rinse quickly and dry with paper towels. Season with the spicy wing rub.
Preheat your smoker to 300 degrees, or if you like you can use the grill smoking method. Use apple or cherry wood for smoke if you have it. It won't take a lot, since the pieces are on the small side, just one, maybe two additions of wood.
Cook for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until tender. Let the smoked turkey wings cool a bit before serving, and offer plenty of cold drinks to put a chill on the pepper heat!
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