How to Cook Jamaican Jerk Turkey

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We're Going to show you how to cook a turkey - Authentic Jamaican Jerk Style
When you are done, it should look like this picture and it will be Juicy, spicy and the aroma will make your mouth water :) 
What makes this authentic, is the use of Pimento Wood and leaves. These are from the Pimento Tree -(Jamaican Allspice Tree)

Step 1-
Marinate your bird. Find your favorite jerk marinade sauce or recipe. We recomend "SPUR TREE JERK SEASONING" 
you can order it by clicking here:  Order Spur Tree
Or, here's a link to my personal recipe: Secret Jerk Recipe

 Rub the bird inside and out. If you want to inject the bird, You can add a bit of soya sauce to thin it. Try to get a good amount of marinade under the skin.

Cover and refrigerate at least overnight or up to 24 hours
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Step 1: Prepare your Grill

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Both charcoal and gas grills will work just fine.

Step 2: Soak Pimento Wood Chips

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Soak the Pimento Wood chips in water for at least 20 minutes.

Step 3: Soak Pimento Leaves in water

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Soak the Pimento Leaves in water.
Pimento Leaf is the Leaf from the Jamaican Allspice Tree. It carries the essential oils of the tree and has an abundance of flavor. They are similar in strength to Bay Leaves. In fact, pimento leaves are a great substitution for, and tastes much better than bay leaf.

Step 4: Soak Pimento Wood Sticks

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Soak Pimento Wood Sticks in water.
Cooking on top of pimento wood is an ancient method of cooking and flavoring. The theory goes:
Meat cooks on wood,
meat heats up,
juices drip down onto wood,
wood heats up,
juices / drips evaporate along with wood flavor  
Flavors rises back up into meat

This is similar to the modern style of  "Plank Grilling"  - Pimento Wood Planks can be used instead of the sticks
We have done this the last three years and it is really a great taste!!