The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey!
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Have you ever wanted to try something a little different for Thanksgiving?
Don't get me wrong, the turkey recipe you've done the past 15 years is killer! You have nailed it down to a science that is amazing and is a crowd pleaser.
But maybe its time to branch out a little...
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That is why I have created my new Honey BBQ Spatchcock Turkey recipe. What is spatchcocking a turkey you ask?
Well, it is when you take out the backbone of the bird so you can create a more even grilling surface. You will get juicier meat in a shorter amount of time! Plus, I recommend getting a Weber iGrill 2 when you try this recipe out!
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Yields: 6-8 Servings
Cook: 3.5 hours
Prep: 45 minutes
Honey BBQ Spatchcock Turkey Ingredients
- 1 whole turkey (around 10-11 lbs)
- 1/2 Cup of BBQ Sauce
- 1/4 Cup of Honey
- 1/4 Cup of Paprika
- 2 tbsp of Cumin
- 2 tbsp of Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp of Salt
- 2 tbsp of Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp of Black Pepper
- First, make sure to properly spatchcock the turkey by removing the backbone. Follow these instructions for help!
- Once turkey is properly spatchcocked and at room temperature, rub olive oil all over the bird.
- In a bowl, mix the paprika, cumin, brown sugar, salt & black pepper. Season the turkey with the mixture thoroughly.
- Using some charcoal, light fire in Weber Grill and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, make a crescent moon shape on one side of the grill for indirect grilling. OPTIONAL: Add some apple or pecan wood chunks to the top of the charcoal for added flavor.
- Place turkey on the opposite side of the charcoal (legs facing the charcoal) for indirect grilling. Insert Weber iGrill into the breast of the bird and setup for a "whole turkey not stuffed".
- Once set up, drizzle 1/3 of the bbq sauce & honey on top of bird and evenly spread all over. Do this two more times: once when halfway through cooking and another right before pulling the turkey off.
- Close lid and let turkey cook for about 3-3.5 hours on 250-275F or until breast temperature is 165F. Add charcoal & wood chunks when needed.
- Once the Weber iGrill reads 165F, then pull turkey off and let rest for 30-45 minutes.
- Serve & enjoy Thanksgiving!
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