If you haven't yet tried grilling a turkey on your backyard grill, I highly recommend it. Somehow, more juices of the turkey stay in it when grilled and the result is a delicious, fall-off-the bone tenderness.
You can grill with either a gas or charcoal grill. To grill a turkey on a charcoal grill, I recommend that you watch the video below from You-Tube. Note the comments as well. The readers do make some good points below the video.
Broilmaster was kind enough to provide us with instructions for grilling a turkey on both charcoal and gas grills. Here is their recipe and grilling recommendations:
- 1 Whole Turkey (14-16 lbs), Thawed
- Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Dill Weed
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Remove the neck, giblets and any excess fat.
- Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
- Brush the turkey with Olive Oil and lightly sprinkle on the seasonings.
- Place the turkey breast-side up on the cooking grate on a charcoal grill or on a roasting rack in a disposable foil roasting pan on a gas grill.
- Cover and cook 11-13 minutes per pound or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh (not touching the bone) registers 180ºF and the juices run clear.
- Transfer the turkey to a platter and let it rest for 20 minutes before carving.
- *Charcoal grillers will have to add about 12 briquettes to each side ever hour.
- Serves 12-15
- Method In-direct
- Lid- Closed
- Grids- Medium
- Temperature- Med to High
- Smoker Shutter- Closed
Let us know how your turkey comes out!