Savory Grilled Turkey


Savory Grilled Turkey

Savory Grilled Turkey

Delight your guests with a new take on the holiday bird. The grill adds an extra layer of flavor to this savory and delicious turkey.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 8 People


  • 1 12 pound whole turkey
  • 1 cup unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon A.1. steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce


  • Prepare grill for a medium-high indirect cook.
  • Remove giblets from turkey (discard or save for another use). If you're planning to brine the turkey, omit the salt from the recipe. Blot surface of turkey with paper towel.
  • Mix together the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Place half of the mixture in a saucepan. Use the remaining half to season the turkey. Apply all over the turkey, making sure to get under the skin of the breast.
  • When the grill temperature has reached about 350° F, place turkey on the grill rack directly over the drip pan filled with 1 1/2 cups hot water. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1 hour before basting.
  • To prepare baste, heat reserved butter mixture on stove top for 3-4 minutes, over medium heat until butter has melted. Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes before using.
  • Continue to grill turkey 1 hour-2 hours longer or until a meat thermometer reads 185° F in the thigh. Baste frequently with heated butter sauce every 20 minutes until 10 minutes before removing the turkey from the grill.
  • Once cooked, carefully remove turkey and place onto a large cutting board. Loosely cover turkey with aluminum foil and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh