Grilled Turkey

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and while a busy kitchen is fun it can get hot and overcrowded very quickly. One way to cut down and save the oven space is to put your grill to good use and make some Grilled Turkey! This recipe, courtesy of Napoleon Grills, is an easy and delicious way to make your Thanksgiving star nice and flavorful without hogging the oven or heating up the house all day! A few tips to help is using a smoker tube (see here) with apple chips to give your bird even more flavor and using your drip pan to whip up an awesome gravy to complete! 

Ingredients: 

1 whole turkey

1/2 stick of butter

Salt and pepper

Thyme and rosemary

Instructions: 

1) Preheat your grill to 350 degrees and prepare for indirect cooking. Place a drip pan with water above the unlit burners.

2) Stuff the turkey as you normally would and rub down the outside skin with the butter and season with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Truss the legs and place on the grill.

3) Cook turkey until inside reaches 165 degrees a pound, about 20 minutes a pound. Check and baste every hour. If you cannot get to the drippings to baste, you can make some with melted butter and white wine.

4) Remove turkey from grill and let rest before carving.

Grilled Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 whole turkey
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Thyme and rosemary

Method

  1. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees and prepare for indirect cooking. Place a drip pan with water above the unlit burners. 
  2. Stuff the turkey as you normally would and rub down the outside skin with the butter and season with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Truss the legs and place on the grill. 
  3. Cook turkey until inside reaches 165 degrees a pound, about 20 minutes a pound. Check and baste every hour. If you cannot get to the drippings to baste, you can make some with melted butter and white wine. 
  4. Remove turkey from grill and let rest before carving. 
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