The Greatest Barbecued Turkey

    3 hours 30 minutes

    Barbecuing turkey is the best way of cooking it to ensure it comes out tender and juicy. The turkey drippings may be used to prepare a gravy.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 5.5 kg whole turkey
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

    1. Prepare barbecue 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 tin. Arrange pan on the prepared barbecue. Barbecue 2 to 3 hours, to an internal thigh temperature of 85 degrees C. Remove turkey from barbecue and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

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    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...  -  01 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Question Please!?? Do you cover the Turkey???? txs'  -  14 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  20 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)