Grilled Turkey Under a Brick
Grilled Turkey Under a Brick
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 4 hr
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  • Summary

    We love spatchcocking (or butterflying) a chicken and grilling it under a brick—the flattened, weighted bird cooks more evenly than a whole chicken and more of the skin is exposed to the direct heat of the flames. So, we thought, why not try this technique with a grilled turkey? A 24- to 72-hour dry brine inspired by barbecue flavors gives this bird a ton of flavor, while the bricks (or cinder block!) help press the bird onto the grill for even heat exposure. The result: a quickly yet perfectly cooked, juicy bird with the crispiest, most golden-brown skin imaginable. Even better—this technique frees up your oven for all those casseroles and pies. Don't forget to serve the turkey with your favorite gravy.

    Ingredients

    • Diamond Crystal or Morton kosher salt (see below)
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 (12-14 pound) turkey (not kosher)
    • Vegetable oil (for brushing)
    • Heatproof gloves; 4 standard bricks (about 5 pounds each) or 1 large cinder block (about 25 pounds)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 14 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.19%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.12%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 217736 mg 9072.34%
    • Calcium: 13 mg 1.31%
    • Potassium: 36 mg 1.03%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.18%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.29%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.57%
    • Vitamin C 0.58%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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