Barbeque How-To - Grilling a Turkey
Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - Add some sizzle to your barbeque menu this summer by grilling a turkey. Cooking a tender, juicy, picture-perfect turkey on the barbeque is very easy. Butterball has a whole, fresh bird - the L'il Turkey - that is the perfect size for the grill and requires very little preparation. Just follow these simple step-by-step instructions for a perfectly grilled bird.
- Preheat the gas barbeque to medium low.
- Place the unstuffed turkey, breast-up on a rack in a shallow pan. (Don't forget to remove giblets and neck. Do not stuff.)
- Brush the turkey with vegetable oil.
- Put 1 1/2 cm (1/2 inch) of water in the pan (not touching turkey) and add water as needed during cooking.
- Place the pan in the centre of the grill and close the lid. It is important that the turkey fit under the lid with at least 2-3 cm of space between top of turkey and lid.
- Rotate the pan after one hour to ensure even cooking.
- Continue to cook until the meat thermometer placed in the inner thigh reads 82 C (180 F) and in the breast reads 77 C (170 F).