Dear Dr. M,
I want to cook my turkey on the barbecue this year but I'm worried about it drying out. Any advice?
Signed M. Oyst
Yes, your average grill is a drier environment than your oven. However, there are lots of ways you can cook your turkey in your barbecue that result in a super moist bird.
Firstly, we highly recommend that you 'brine' your bird. Mrs. McGrillemup and I swear we'll never grill a bird without brining it again (see a previous post on that topic at www.barbecuesgalore.ca )
Secondly, adding a drip tray full of liquid to your grill will dramatically increase the humidity.
Thirdly, many folks swear by 'injecting' their turkey before grilling it.
Fourthly, baste, baste, baste.
Finally - Turkey Cannon. Any or all of these methods will more than compensate for the reduced humidity. The result is a tastier bird, an oven inside the house that you can use for other things and a merrier Christmas experience for everyone involved.
Here are some recipes that use turkey!
@ M Oyst You should see the Turkey Cannon I think I like the Turkey Cannon best because the Turkey Cannon sits sideways instead of upright and for a 8 kg Turkey I can not close the lid on my BBQ with the upright method …….Just trying to help :) I also prefer rotisarie too ! Those upright ones however are the BEST for chicken