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  • 11/21/2003
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Robbie,

Here is a recipe I have used several times, it turns out pretty good, I use different types of honey, but sage has really good flavor. Make sure you use indirect heat (put your wood chips on the side of the fire, and the turkey in the middle. I use my Dads old fashioned Webber grill)

Honey Smoked Turkey
Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 4 Hours .
Ready in: approx. 4 Hours 30 Minutes. Makes 8 pound bird
(12 servings).

10 pounds whole turkey
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons celery salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 (12 ounce) jar honey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions 1. Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse the bird and pat dry. Place in a medium grilling pan.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together sage, ground black pepper, celery salt, basil and vegetable oil. Drizzle mixture over the turkey. Flip turkey breast side down in the pan.
3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. (LIKE I SAID I USE A CHARCOAL WEBER GRILL AND HAVE EXTRA COALS IN A STARTER TO ADD AS NEEDED)
4. Loosely cover turkey with foil, and place the pan on the prepared grill. Cook approximately 1 hour.
5. Place approximately 2 handfuls of smoking chips (SOAKED IN WATER, THIS MAKES THEM SMOKE INSTEAD OF BURN) on the fire. Drizzle 1/2 the honey over the bird. Continue cooking covered approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
6. Uncover turkey and carefully flip it breast side up in the baking pan. Baste with remaining honey. Continue cooking approximately 15 minutes. The cooked honey will be very dark. Hope this helps…I have a zillion recipes. LOL… all part of the job.

firecookie

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