Video: How to Grill the Perfect Turkey

November 22, 2013 | By | Comments (0)


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Grilled Butterflied Turkey with Rosemary-Garlic Gravy

If you’re a Sunset reader, chances are good you already love the smoky flavor and crisp, beautifully browned skin of a grilled turkey. But maybe you’ve never actually grilled one yourself, or maybe you’d like to be better at it. Now you can have a friendly, reassuring, and expert teacher to guide you every step of the way. In her new video with our partners at, my colleague and Sunset’s food editor, Margo True, will teach you everything you need to know to make one of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes, Grilled Butterflied Turkey with Rosemary-Garlic Gravy.

Frozen bird? Margo explains the best way to thaw it. Can’t remember the proportions for a brine? That’s there too. You’ll want to check out the butterflying technique, becauce that’s the fastest and most even way to grill a turkey. She shows you how to set up the barbecue for indirect heat and exactly where to put the thermometer in the bird. My favorite part, though, is the easy carving technique. After watching it, I’ll be ready this year. No more wrestling with the turkey. No more messy shards of meat. Just a platter of big, beautiful slices.  And did I mention the segments on stuffing and sides?

You can sign up here to watch Margo’s course for free and to get $25 worth of Curious Coins.

Sunset Food Editor Margo True

Food editor Margo True


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