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Sweet and Smoky Roasted Turkey
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Serves 1 turkey
Slow roasted turkey is juicy, tender and utterly succulent.
|12 oz honey|
|1/2 pound mesquite wood chips|
|2 tablespoons ground black pepper|
|1 turkey, (12-20 lb.)|
|2 tablespoons celery salt|
|2 tablespoons basil, (chopped)|
|2 tablespoons vegetable oil|
|2 tablespoons sage, (chopped)|
- Soak wood chips for at least 1 hour before using.
- Turn the grill to high heat or double the amount of coals if using charcoal. Place wood chips in pan, set it next to the grill.
- Remove unwanted parts from turkey and discard. Rinse the turkey off and pat dry. Place into a roasting pan.
- Combine basil, black pepper, vegetable oil, sage and celery salt in a mixing bowl. Baste the entire turkey with the mixture. Flip turkey around and loosely cover with aluminum foil.
- Place the turkey in the grill and place the woodchip pan in the grill, or toss a handful of chips onto the coals. Close lid and cook for an hour.
- After an hour, toss more chips into the fire and drizzle honey on top of the turkey. Replace the foil tent and close lid again. Cook for 2 more hours.
- After two hours, remove aluminum and pour the rest of the honey on top of the turkey, then place lid back on and cook 15 more minutes.