While everyone who grills is probably comfortable grilling chicken breasts, thighs, kabobs, and whole fryers, grilling a whole turkey might seem daunting.
But grill-roasting a turkey is easier than you think. In principal, the biggest difference between grilling a turkey or any other piece of poultry is the amount of time required to bring it to golden-brown, aromatic perfection.
But the added benefit of cooking a turkey over charcoal is the unique flavors only cooking with smoke and flame can impart.
While grill-roasting, the turkey will render a considerable amount of juice so you need to use a drip pan. Fill the drip pan about half full with water, wine, beer, or any other liquid. Replenish the liquid as needed to maintain a consistent level for the duration of the cooking time.
We have two great recipes for turkey on the grill that are perfect for Father’s Day, July 4th, or any summer celebration: