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Old 07-09-2007, 04:54 PM   #11
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I've done several turkeys since you really great people taught me how and they have all been good. My question is, has anyone butterflied one before? How was it?
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:38 PM   #12
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I boned and rolled one with stuffing once. It was delicious and moist because it cooked more uniformly due to the shape.
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I boned and rolled one with stuffing once. It was delicious and moist because it cooked more uniformly due to the shape.
Thatís incredible! Iíve heard of doing that, but never tried it. I love cutting up my own chickens, but Iíve never tried to bone a whole bird. I imagine it takes a bit of time to do a turkey properly? Did you leave the wing and leg bones in, or did you remove all the bones?

Ever heard of Turducken?
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:07 PM   #14
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I hope to do a turducken some day but you need a big crowd to feed. I have saved instructions and recipes with photos so I can do it when ready.

I took off the wings and removed all bones so I could roll it into a cylindrical shape with stuffing in it.

It's actually not complex, just time consuming. You need sharp knives and the ability to tell the difference between bone and other stuff.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:21 PM   #15
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I've done several turkeys since you really great people taught me how and they have all been good. My question is, has anyone butterflied one before? How was it?
Yes. See my post, page 1 of this thread.

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Old 07-10-2007, 12:43 PM   #16
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I don't think I am quite up to boning a turkey, but I will try butterflying one.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:08 PM   #17
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I never knew that a whole turkey can be grilled.

I thought that it needed an enclosed heated environment to cook properly.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:40 PM   #18
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I never knew that a whole turkey can be grilled.

I thought that it needed an enclosed heated environment to cook properly.
Well, I've only done it using indirect grilling with the grill lid on, but I imagine it's possible to grill a butterflied turkey on an open grill.

The locals who cook spare ribs and chicken on the beaches of the Caribbean move the meats back and forth over hot, medium hot and cool sections of their flat, open grills until the food is done and customers are ready to buy. Some of the best ribs I've EVER had were cooked that way (no BBQ sauce, just a sprinkling of several seasonings).

I bet they'd be great at grilling a turkey, too!

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #19
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The only way to grill a turkey

Use a turkey cannon! It's this product by Camp Chef, where you put the bird on the tube filled with a beverage of choice and it cooks the bird inside and out. Comes out moist and tons of flavor. They are inexpensive and easy to use. LINK REMOVED

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:47 PM   #20
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The results are in ...

Never again will a turkey enter my oven ... the grill might be the only way to go!

It hit 170 after about 3 hours ... We have a 3 burner gas so I lit the left side and held it on high, lit the middle and kept it on low, didn't light the right as that's where the turkey sat. I made a foil bed for it to rest on (didn't want the bottom to burn but in hind sight, the only thing it helped was it reduced flair ups from the drippings). I had stuffed the cavity with onion, garlic, lemon and rosemary. I melted butter, lemon and rosemary together to mop it with every so often to help with the tenderness (I do this with oven turkey too). I did have to turn it once to get both sides equally brown and yummy. That was it.

It is now on my counter, ready to carve and enjoy!

Thank you ... Thank you ... Thank you for your words of wisdom and encouragement! If I knew how to post a picture, I would!
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