My husband John loves to smoke and grill meat. He got a smoker from his dad who is a garage sale pro and probably got it for next to nothing. Here he is getting the fire going in our backyard fire pit. He brined the turkey and then put a rub on it before smoking it for a few hours in the smoker.
Instead of traditional cranberry sauce, I thought I would do a spicy citrus glaze to drizzle on top. I love being back in Florida and getting to use my dad’s oranges from his tree. The jalepeno also came from his garden. Thanks, Dad!
This sauce can be made ahead, even the day before, and reheated when ready to serve.
It was a bit messy and splattered on my shirt and wall when blending, but it was worth it!
This sauce makes quite a bit and was good on the brussel sprouts we had as well. It could really spice up a vegetarian loaf if you’re a non-meat eater. This would be great drizzled on anything including leftover turkey sandwiches.
Spice up your Thanksgiving turkey!