How Do You Cook a Turkey on a Gas Grill?
If you’re hosting a big family reunion, or you have a small group of friends coming over, you might want to consider cooking a turkey on your gas grill instead of a traditional oven. Cooking a large turkey on a hot grill will allow you to serve it to everyone in your family without spending too much time in the kitchen or cooking separate meals. And if you are serving up a large meal, you can also try to serve two smaller turkeys to cooking at the same time.
In order to successfully cook a tur turkey on a grill, there are a few things you’ll need to get your family involved. Here are some tips and tricks for cooking a turkey the right way on your grill, as well as how to clean up afterward.
First, find a grill that is large enough for your turkeys and don’t go over your budget by buying an inexpensive turkey-grilling grill. If you plan to cook your turkey this year for Thanksgiving, be sure to get your directions for preparing the grill for cooking your turkey on it. Also, how do you cook a turkey on a grill? You have to remove the skin of the turkey before grilling it. You can do this by either cutting off the turkey’s head or by removing the giblet sac from its hind quarters. The latter procedure makes for a very tasty treat that’s especially great for after-Thanksgiving dinner.
Once the turkey has been removed from its skin, carefully check for any internal problems. Make sure to check the bird for signs of distress. If the turkey is raw and has blood spots on its skin, it’s likely the bird is sick. If this is the case, you can use apple cider vinegar to kill off the bacteria and then use a paper towel or cheesecloth to wipe the blood away. If the turkey is dry, you can also dip it in a solution of one part white wine vinegar to one part water and cover it in the solution.
After checking for signs of sickness, you can now prepare to cook your turkey. Place the turkey in a mesh basket on the grill. Place the foil on top of the turkey. This will prevent the heat from escaping.
To cook your turkey, simply place the turkey in the grill, cover with the grill cover and let it sit there until it’s almost completely cooked. When you feel that the turkey is ready to flip, remove the foil. Let the turkey slide right off. Carefully lift the turkey from the grill and place it in the oven or onto a platter. Turn the turkey right side up to finish cooking and let the other side cool. And if you plan to serve the turkey the next day, be sure to follow your cooking directions to ensure the meat doesn’t spoil by leaving the skin on.