· Food For Thought
Dry Turkey On The Barbecue
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.
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!