Grill-Roasted Turkey for Charcoal Grill

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Grill-Roasted Turkey for Charcoal Grill

Why This Recipe Works

For a grill-roasted turkey recipe with crisp skin and moist meat wonderfully perfumed with smoke, we determined that a small (less than 14 pounds) bird was best; the skin on larger birds will burn before the meat is done. Brining the turkey...

Why This Recipe Works

For a grill-roasted turkey recipe with crisp skin and moist meat wonderfully perfumed with smoke, we determined that a small (less than 14 pounds) bird was best; the skin on larger birds will burn before the meat is done. Brining the turkey in a mixture of water and salt before cooking helped to keep the meat from drying out. To protect the skin and promote slow cooking in our grill-roasted turkey recipe, we placed the turkey on the opposite side of the glowing charcoals. Using a V-rack also helped, as did turning the turkey three times instead of twice so that all four sides got equal exposure to the hot side of the grill.

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Thanksgiving from the GrillSeason 3, Ep. 316

We move the turkey out of the oven and onto the grill, freeing up precious cooking space for other Thanksgiving dishes and giving us a better tasting bird. Our sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce have ...