The Greatest Grilled Turkey

The Greatest Grilled Turkey

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"Although not very traditional, grilling turkey is the best way of cooking it -- it comes out tender and juicy every time! The turkey drippings may be used to prepare a gravy by placing a metal pan under the turkey inside the roasting pan, and mixing in about 1/2 cup water, adding more water as necessary to prevent the drippings from scorching. Remove the pan about 30 minutes before the turkey is done cooking."

Ingredients 3 h 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 460 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 22 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 61.2 g
  • 122%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 179 mg
  • 60%
  • Sodium:
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Turn wings back to hold neck skin in place. Return legs to tucked position. Brush turkey with oil. Season inside and out with Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place turkey, breast side up, on a metal grate inside a large roasting pan. Arrange pan on the prepared grill. Grill 2 to 3 hours, to an internal thigh temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Remove turkey from grill and let stand 15 minutes before carving.
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CRAZYMAGOO
12/1/2006

Wonderful idea. I have been grilling turkeys for about 10 years now and found one more simple hint that just kicks a turkey over the top. Before you grill the turkey cut up some apples (any kind will do). Just cut up and core. Leaving the skins is fine. While you are grilling the juice in the apples will evaporate and merge into the turkey giving the smoky flavor a very moist apple flavor...

Bess
10/14/2006

Question Please!?? Do you cover the Turkey???? txs'

MAGPIE0_1
12/23/2002

Very helpful for large holiday dinners when oven space is crowded. Flavor is great! Keep fluid of some type in the roasting pan to make awesome gravy. The turkey was tender and moist. A 12 lb unstuffed turkey took 3 1/2 hours and less than 1/4 tank of propane on a Weber three burner gas grill.