Lemon-Herb and Butter Rotisserie Turkey

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Lemon-Herb and Butter Rotisserie Turkey
While many people opt to use their ovens for cook a turkey, the grill is one of the best places to do it. Not only will the turkey be far more flavorful, but it frees up the oven for other things like side dishes and pies.
Prep Time 25 Minutes
Cook Time 4 Hours
Servings
People
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 Minutes
Cook Time 4 Hours
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare grill by removing grate and placing a drip pan with 1 cup water in the center once up to temp. The pan should be large enough to hold the turkey by itself. Light grill and let it heat up. If using charcoal, make a medium fire around the drip pan. With gas, set temperature for medium heat..
  2. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry with paper towels inside and out. Tie the legs and wings securely with kitchen twine.
  3. Mix together the rub ingredients until well combined. Apply evenly all over turkey including under the breast skin. Be gentle, the skin can tear if you're not careful.
  4. Using a small paring knife, run through the center of the onion. Cut out a space large enough to fit the rotisserie rod. Slide rod into onion and through turkey. Secure forks, but not tightly yet. Place onto motor achieving a good balance of the bird. Secure forks completely. Cook turkey for 3 1/2-4 hours or until the thigh and leg meat reaches 185 degrees F. Check several spots for the correct temperature before removing. Baste turkey after the first hour and do so until 30 minutes before the turkey comes off the grill.
  5. Once cooked through, remove turkey with rod still intact. Place onto a large cutting board and tent with aluminum foil. Let stand for 10 minutes while you finish up clearing the grill. You can use to make gravy with the drippings collected in the drip pan.
  6. With heat resistant gloves, carefully remove rod and onion. Carve and serve.
Recipe Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

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