Barbecued Whole Turkey

Barbecued Whole Turkey

You’ll Need

  • 1 15lb fresh or thawed turkey, rinsed and patted dry
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • Fresh savory or thyme, bundled
  • Olive oil or butter
  • Water

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    Tie wings to body, tuck in or tie legs together securely with string.
  • 2
    Season the inside of the turkey with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Stuff the turkey cavity with onion, celery, lemon, and fresh herbs.
  • 4
    Place turkey breast side up in a large (BBQ-safe) roasting pan.
  • 5
    Rub turkey with olive oil or butter and season with salt and pepper.
  • 6
    Add ½ cup water to the bottom of the pan.
  • 7
    Place pan on grills preheated to medium and close lid.
  • 8
    After 20-30 minutes, lower heat to medium-low and tent turkey with foil to prevent over-browning.
  • 9
    Baste turkey with drippings every 15-20 minutes.
  • 10
    For barbecues with temperature settings, keep barbecue adjusted to 160-190ºC (325-375ºF).
  • 11
    Add more water to pan if it dries out during cooking.
  • 12
    3.5-4.5 kg (8-10 lbs): 1-2 hours
  • 13
    4.5-5.5 kg (10-12 lbs): 1½ - 2½ hours
  • 14
    5.5-7.0 kg (12-16 lbs): 2 - 2½ hours
  • 15
    Remove the bird from pan and transfer to a cutting board.
  • 16
    Tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
  • 17
    Don't forget the cranberry sauce!
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