Cooking Turkey On The Barbecue

Cooking Turkey On Holiday In San Diego!

Cooking Turkey On The BarbecueCooking turkey is a delectable treat that’s surprisingly easy to prepare. This is normal and cooking turkey is perfectly safe to eat. Cooking turkey can turn out just as moist as one that’s oven-roasted but may have the bonus of a subtle smoky flavor.

Always use a meat thermometer to tell if your cooking turkey is done the cooking. Cooking turkey can be a wonderful variation from oven roasted turkey. Though a little more complicated, cooking a turkey will make your festive occasions even more festive. Cooking turkey is a good choice for BBQ recipe because although the meat is rather mild and doesn’t overwhelm the assertive seasonings, it still has enough flavor to hold its own.

Grilling A Holiday Turkey

For many people, the holidays mean a house full of family and a small kitchen putting out a lot of food. One problem never fails to arise in this scenario. Most houses only have one oven, so it becomes problematic and stressful to bake a turkey as well as all of the side dishes, breads, and pies that are also on the menu. The easy and fun solution is to grill or smoke your turkey outside! This not only provides you with a superior, great-tasting turkey, but also frees up your oven space and stove top, and gives you a great excuse to get out of the house (far away from your Aunt Dorothy) while enjoying the crisp air with a cold beverage.

Dry Rub and Butter Injection
The best turkey dry rubs have a nice depth – multiple savory flavors that complement the turkey. My favorite turkey dry rub mix includes two tablespoons each of hot dried red pepper flakes, dried parsley, fresh ground black pepper, kosher salt, and two teaspoons of garlic powder. Mix the ingredients together well. After the turkey is cleaned, generously apply the rub all over the skin of the turkey and place as much underneath the skin as you can.

Let‘s face it: no matter how you cook a turkey, it has the potential to be a bit on the dry side, as compared to a big juicy beef steak, for example. The only way to ensure a completely juicy turkey is to use a butter injection. Food injection kits are available at most grocery stores and consist of big syringes with large needles, barrels and plungers. Melt one whole stick of salted butter and mix in one teaspoon of fresh, finely ground black pepper and one teaspoon of garlic powder. See more here.

The resting will allow the juices, in an excited state from the heat of the grill, to redistribute throughout the meat to ensure your grilled Turkey is moist and delicious through and through.

Best Barbecued Whole Turkey Recipe

Outdoor barbecuing or grilling is a very easy and a efficient way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. No mess in your oven or the kitchen. A whole turkey may be prepared on either a gas grill or a charcoal grill. This method requires a covered barbecue grill and heavy duty aluminum foil. Your turkey will be crisp outside and juicy inside.

Barbecued Whole Turkey Recipe:

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 mins. per lb.

Yield: serves many

Ingredients:

1 (15 to 20 pound) turkey, fresh or thawed, with giblets and neck removed.
1/2 cup butter, room temperature or softened, divided
Turkey Stuffing or your favorite stuffing/dressing recipe
3 to 4 slices uncooked bacon
Basting Juice (see recipe below) or use the juices that drain off. Read more here.

Cooking turkey is done when the breast hits 155 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit and the thigh reaches 175 to 1a80 degrees Fahrenheit.

HOW TO COOK A TURKEY ON YOUR GAS GRILL

Preparing the grill

  • When using a gas grill you will want to use wood chips. I like to use 2 handfuls of cherry and 1 handful of hickory. Soak the wood chips in water or beer before you use them for anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. You can put the wood chips in a portable smoker box or in a smoker box if your grill has one.
  • Put a drip pan on the flavorizer bars with 2-3 liters of water under where the turkey will go. If you plan on using the drippings in a gravy then only use 1 liter of water.
  • Set-up the grill for indirect heat, meaning that the turkey will not be directly over a lit burner. Preheat your grill for 10-15 minutes before adding your turkey. Get our temperature and pound guide here.
  • If it is going to be cold where you live, like it will be here in the Midwest, then the turkey will take few extra minutes per pound to cook.

Time

  • Check the temperature of the turkey halfway through the cook, three quarters of the way and then when you think it is done to make sure that you are on the right track to hit 165. This will help you monitor the turkey and make sure it is not over cooked!
  • The more you open the lid, the longer it will take to cook so be patient, relax and go watch some more football. Read full article here.

Cooking Turkey On Grill Is Super Easy

People who’ve never tasted cooking turkey will wonder why someone would even grill one, to begin with. This cooking turkey recipe is grilled then braised to create a flavorful, moist, and tender protein that easily shreds and is lower in fat than pork. This simple and straightforward cooking turkey recipe can be completed in less time than many other smoked turkey recipes.

Fortunately, this cooking turkey can keep you from those forced compliments or a harried trip to the store for a replacement turkey dinner. Perfect for using up turkey leftovers, this delicious cooking turkey recipe can work as a starter or light lunch and also be shaped into small balls and served with drinks. Make sure to call us here: (888) 556-8121 to check out our top turkey tips for great advice on making sure that holiday turkey recipe is a hit.

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