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Roast Turkey

Prep Time
20 min.
Cooking Time
3 - 3:30 h
Difficulty
Medium
BBQ Temperature
170°C
Method
Indirect
Prep Time
20 min.
Cooking Time
3 - 3:30 h
Difficulty
Medium
BBQ Temperature
170°C
Method
Indirect

Ingredients

Roast Turkey
  • 5-6 kg whole turkey

For the Butter:

  • 100g salted butter
  • 10g fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 10g chopped dried cranberries
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon

For inside the turkey:

  • 3 clementines, halved
  • 1 bulb garlic, halved
  • 30g fresh rosemary or bay sprigs

To season:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper

Special Equipment

  • Deluxe Barbecue Rack
  • Large Drip Pan
  • Butchers String

Instructions

    In the Kitchen:

  • 01
    First remove the turkey from the refrigerator two hours before roasting. Place bird on your roasting rack. This helps to take the chill out of it.
  • 02
    Soften butter in a bowl. Add rosemary, cranberries, and cinnamon. Once well combined, roll into a log. Wrap butter in clingfilm and leave to harden in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • 03
    Loosen the skin above the turkey breast meat.
  • 04
    Cut the log of butter into discs. Slide the discs under the skin that you have previously loosened.
  • 05
    Place the fresh rosemary, clementines, and garlic inside the cavity of the turkey.
  • 06
    Tie the legs together securely using butcher twine.
  • 07
    Finally, season with olive oil sea salt and black pepper.
  • At the Barbecue:

  • 01
    Prepare the barbecue for indirect heat, approx. 170°C. If using a 57cm charcoal barbecue you will need 1/2 chimney starter of lit Weber® briquettes.
  • 02
    Place a Weber Drip Pan indirect underneath the Deluxe Poultry Roaster. This will collect the meat juices for a splendid gravy.
  • 03
    Roast the turkey for 3-3 1/2 hours or until the core internal meat has reached 75°C.
  • 04
    Let the turkey rest for at least 30 minutes before carving.

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