Turkey On The Grill

Turkey On The Grill

Juicy, tender turkey grilled outdoors is the center of a perfect meal.

30 min.prep time 2:45total time
10 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

10 to 12 pound turkey
Salt
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Directions

Kettle or Covered Charcoal Grill
Thaw and prepare turkey for roasting as directed on package; remove giblets from neck and body cavities. Do not stuff. Season cavity with salt; brush skin with melted butter.

Prepare grill, placing coals to one side; heat until coals are ash white. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite hot coals. Place top grilling rack over coals and drip pan. Place prepared turkey on grill over drip pan. Open bottom vents directly under coals. Cover grill, positioning top vent directly over side of grill with turkey. Adjust vent as necessary to keep a consistently hot fire. Add coals to fire as necessary.

Grill turkey 11-20 minutes per pound, turning halfway through the time and basting with butter. Turkey is done when thermometer inserted into breast meat reaches 165°F or thigh muscle temperature reaches 165°F. Remove turkey from grill. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

 

Gas Grill
Prepare turkey as directed above.

Prepare grill, if dual control gas grill is used, make aluminum foil drip pan; place over coals on one side of grill, then heat other side 10-15 minutes on high. If single control gas grill is used, make aluminum foil drip pan; place over one half of coals to block out direct heat, then heat grill 10-15 minutes on high. Reduce heat to medium. Replace top rack; place turkey on rack directly above drip pan.

Grill turkey on medium heat 11-20 minutes per pound, turning halfway through the time and basting with butter. Turkey is done when thermometer inserted into breast meat reaches 165°F and thigh muscle temperature reaches 165°F. Remove turkey from grill. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Recipe Tip

Be sure to use a drip pan at least as large around as your turkey. Drippings that fall outside the pan can cause flare-ups that may singe your turkey.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 560

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 250mg

Sodium: 200mg

Carbohydrates: <1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 70g

Recipe #4312©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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