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Top 10 Turkey Recipes

The best and most popular grilled, smoked and fried turkey recipes


For most people we tackle the whole turkey only one time a year so there isn't much chance for practice and no excuse for getting it wrong. These turkey recipes will help you make the most of the few chance you get to get it right. Whether you grill, smoke, fry, brine, or roast your turkey you can find out the science and the art to a great bird through these recipes. So don't be shy, because turkey isn't really that hard if you know what you are doing.

1. Apple Wood Smoked Turkey

"Just wanted to give you guys a recipe for smoked turkey that I've had excellent results with. It's a favorite around here. Just thought I'd share it with you guys. I made this on the 4th and it was the first to go. Didn't last long at all! And I got nothing but compliments on it."

2. Rotisserie Turkey

You need a good strong rotisserie to prepare this turkey. Check with your instruction manual or the manufacturer to make sure that your rotisserie set (especially the rotisserie motor) is rated for the weight of your turkey. For more information check out my article on Rotisserie Cooking.

3. Smoked Turkey on the Grill

Here's a way to prepare a great smoked turkey if you don't have a smoker. Use your grill to slow roast this tasty bird and it will be tender and delicious.

4. Deep Fried Turkey Breasts

If you want to experiment with deep fried turkey this is a great recipe to start out with. You won't need all the oil or commitment for a 3 pound turkey breast, but you'll still have a great fried turkey.

5. Herbed Rotisserie Turkey

Next time you decide to roast a turkey, try it rotisserie style on the grill. This is a simple, easy to follow, delicious recipe for beginners.

6. Smoked Honey Glazed Turkey Breast

This smoked turkey breast is tender and sweet. The long smoking time allows it to be more flavorful and tender.

7. Smoked Beer Can Turkey

Double the size of the can for this big bird and you can smoke a turkey on a beer can. This is a great way to keep the turkey moist by putting steam inside the turkey while it cooks. If you've tried beer can chicken then you know this is going to be one great turkey.

8. Smoked Honey Glazed Turkey

This is an easy way to smoke a turkey. The marinade mixture is used as an injection solution and as a baste. If you bring the smoker temperature up towards the very end, you will get a nice crispy skin on your turkey. Similarly you can transfer the turkey to the oven at around 300 degrees F for about 10 minutes.

9. Grilled Spicy Whole Turkey

Grilled Spicy Whole Turkey
Regarding BBQ, Inc.

This is a flavorful Southwestern-style grilled turkey recipe. By butterflying this turkey you will get more even cooking and get the turkey to cook faster.

10. Jerk Beer Can Turkey

This grilled turkey not only gets the moisture of the beer can but the great flavor of Jerk seasonings. This is a turkey the will please anyone who doesn't like turkey. Full of flavor, moist and tender; beer can turkey is the way to go.

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