Turkey Loco Recipe

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Turkey Loco

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

I haven't made this for a few years but this is a fun and tasty way to prepare turkey on the grill.

From the Ultimate Grill Cookbook.


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Rating:

Serves:

12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

12 lb
turkey, thawed
4
limes, halved
4 tsp
oregano
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove turkey neck and giblets; discard large lumps of fat. With poultry shears or a knife, split turkey lengthwise along one side of backbone.
2
Pull turkey open; place, skin side up, on a flat surface and press firmly, cracking breastbone slightly, until bird lies reasonably flat. Rinse and pat dry. (At this point, you may cover and refrigerate until next day).
3
Before cooking, squeeze 1 to 2 lime halves and rub over turkey; sprinkle with oregano, then lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4
Barbecue turkey by indirect heat placing turkey, skin side up, on a lightly greased grill directly above drip pan.
5
Cover barbecue and adjust dampers as necessary to maintain an even heat.
6
Cook turkey until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh (not touching the bone), registers 185ºF or until meat near thighbone is no longer pink; cut to test (1 1/-2 hours).
7
Every 30 minutes, squeeze 1 to 2 lime halves and rub over turkey.
8
Transfer turkey to platter.
9
To carve, cut off wings and slice breast. Cut off legs and slice meat from thighs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American