Let the leftover games begin!

Posted on November 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm by Chef Shelby

Didn’t get a chance to try Mr. P’s smoked turkey for Thanksgiving?  Not to worry, we have leftovers too! 

Pulled Turkey Sandwich
Served on a Kaiser roll, Memphis style with a little slaw right in the sandwich.  Served with kettle chips, fresh cut fries or blue cheese cole slaw.  $8.50

Smoked Turkey Reuben
Pulled turkey on grilled marbled rye, with apple sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and chipotle aioli.  Served with kettle chips, fresh cut fries or blue cheese slaw.  $9.50

Smoked Turkey Entree
Pulled turkey served with your choice of one side dish, a scoop of corn spoon bread and chipotle cranberry relish.  $14

You can also select turkey as one of your meats in our sampler platters.  We’re working on some turkey pot pies, maybe some turkey chili too.  What’s your favorite recipe for turkey?

How to smoke a turkey in a garbage can

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 7:20 pm by Chef Shelby

Barbecue is a culture, a community, a religion some might say.  Different branches and different doctrines, but in the end, it’s all about having a good time with good friends and good food.  Enter Frank Laplaca, barbecue aficionado and smoking enthusiast.  Today was his first visit to Mr. P’s, and we thank him for making the trip.  And thanks to Larry from the Westport Marina for recommending us, appreciate that too.  By the time lunch was over, we were standing around my computer watching Frank’s YouTube video on how to smoke a turkey in a garbage can and talking about cocktails, Thanksgiving traditions and how Frank’s “plumber’s butt” seems to end up in all his videos.  We had a good laugh, thought the technique was interesting, and wanted to share his video. 

We hope this will be the first of many video posts to add to our content.  Have a video about barbecue or smoking you’d like to share?  Send me the link! 

trash can turkey the right way


Smoked Turkey for Thanksgiving? Yes please!

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 12:27 am by Mr P

As much as we don’t like mushing all the holidays together, there is something to be said for getting a head start on the turkey ordering for this year.  Especially since we want to be able to offer a variety of sizes from a variety of suppliers so you can get the bird that is right for you.  We’ve been harassing our vendors for the last few months in anticipation of smoking up some fresh birds; our first shipment will be here next week – let the recipe testing commence! 

In addition to supplying our customers with juicy smoked turkeys, we’ve put together a real smorgasbord of salads, side dishes, potatoes, desserts, even four different types of cranberry sauces to choose from.  As with our regular menu items, everything will be made from scratch and of course, gluten-free.  If you have any other special dietary requests like dairy-free, sugar-free, etc., please let us know – most of our recipes can be modified very easily. 

Here are your choices for smoked birds:

Bone-in Turkey Breast
Whole Bird, Fresh
Whole Bird, Adirondack raised, fresh, organic  
Whole Bird, Previously Frozen

We have a variety of sizes to choose from, email Shelby and she’ll give you the run down on price per pound, available sizes and ordering deadlines. 

You might not want to cook at all for the holiday, so let us do it!  You can mix and match from any of the following menu items, all hand-crafted and freshly prepared in our Schroon Lake kitchen.  No drooling on the screen! 


Smoked Salmon Filet (yes, it’s back for the holiday)
Fresh Vegetable Crudites
Smoked Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Herbed Zucchini Spirals
Cranberry and Walnut Baked Brie

Salads and Sides

Classic Garden Salad
Waldorf Salad
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
Roasted Carrots & Parsnips with Balsamic Glaze
Hazelnut Green Beans
Warm Brussels Sprout Salad
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan Asparagus


Cornbread Stuffing with Andouille Sausage
Spinach and Portobello Stuffing
Traditional Sage Stuffing
Cranberry Fennel Stuffing


Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mr. P’s Special Mash with carmelized onions, bacon and blue cheese
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Whipped Sweet Potatoes


Lemon Thyme Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Orange Chutney
Chipotle Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Cranberries with Candied Walnuts


Honeyed Cornbread
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Classic Dinner Rolls
Corn Spoon Bread
Sourdough Rolls
Herbed Bread Sticks

Pies (9 inch)

Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato and Pecan
Caramel Apple and Walnut
Cherry Cobbler

Cakes (single layer cakes; check with Shelby for additional sizes & prices)

Classic Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Tiramisu Cake

Here’s the fine print: 

Because we will be ordering and preparing a bird just for you, we won’t be able to accept any changes or cancellations to your turkey order.  A 50% deposit will be required to secure your bird.  When they’re gone, they’re gone!  Give us a call at the restaurant or email Shelby to place your order.  If you’re looking to host a non-traditional dinner, all of our menu items are available for catering as well.   And, finally, if you have something in mind but can’t find it anywhere, give us a shout, we might be able to track it down. 

Happy Early Thanksgiving to all!