There’s nothing like Thanksgiving in Rocky Mount, NC, especially when you make your turkey on your propane gas grill. That warm turkey with all the fixin’s like roasted veggies, pies, and all the cranberry sauce you can eat, make for great memories. It’s an event to look forward to all year round. With that in mind, here’s a great recipe via The Fix to get you started on your grilled turkey.

The Rub

Combine the following ingredients and after the turkey is thoroughly cleaned, rub the mixture all over the bird and under the skin where it is possible.

  • 2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp dry parsley
  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

The Butter Injection

You’ll need:

  • 1 Stick of melted Butter
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Combine and inject the butter solution into breast and legs 4-5 times per side. You’ll want to make 4 horizontal injections and 1 vertical injection per breast to ensure even coverage. You should also consider injecting legs and thighs several times too.

Taking it To the Propane Gas Grill

Placing the Turkey in a drip pan on top of the grate, you can cook your turkey between 350° and 400° F for 1.5 to 2 hours with the lid closed. You should light outside burners, leaving the middle one off, so the turkey sits cooking from residual heat. As a note, you should always take the temperature from the thickest part of the breast. According to Butterball, “Your turkey is done when the temperature with a meat thermometer is 180° F in thigh and 165° F in breast or stuffing.”

What Else Can You Prepare?

There are a variety of dishes you can prepare on your propane gas grill in Rocky Mount, NC. For more ideas about pies, veggies and other dishes you can make, check out our guide to fall grilling. Of course, as Black Friday approaches, if you’re interested in investing in propane gas or grills this year, feel free to contact us. With a gas grill, you can make delicious meals like this all year long and that’s definitely something to be thankful for.