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If you’re tired of Aunt Karen’s tired old dried out turkey, then you should try something new this Thanksgiving and grill your turkey instead. Grilling your turkey adds an extra layer of smoky flavor and a delicious crispy skin.  In addition, it’s simple to do and often saves you time compared to cooking it in your oven, not to mention it frees up oven space for all of your other Thanksgiving dishes. So, here’s how to grill your turkey:

  • First, you want to defrost your turkey. You’ll begin this anywhere from 1-5 days before Thanksgiving, depending on the size of your turkey
  • Once your turkey is defrosted, you’ll want to prepare it for the grill. Once you remove the turkey’s innards, you can stuff your turkey with herbs, spices, and vegetables for extra flavor. Then, cover the outside of your turkey in a layer of butter and seasonings of your choice. The butter helps to lock in moisture while creating a crispy skin.
  • Place your turkey in an aluminum tray to catch the drippings (which you can use to make gravy) and place on the grill.
  • You’ll want to cook your turkey for 11-13 minutes per pound. You can monitor the turkey with a meat thermometer; once it reaches 180 degrees, it’s ready.
  • Remove the turkey from the grill and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Mix things up this Thanksgiving and grill your turkey! We bet you won’t be disappointed! For all of your propane and propane grill needs, come to see us at Daughtridge Energy in Rocky Mount, NC.