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Smoke Roasted Turkey

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  Water 1 Gallon
  Kosher salt 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Granulated sugar substitute 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh turkey 14 Pound (1 Whole, Preferably Free Range, Giblets Removed)
  Pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onions 2 , quartered but left unpeeled
  Fresh thyme 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Garlic 10 Clove (50 gm), unpeeled

1. Mix water, salt, and sugar substitute in a large container. If this container is large enough to hold the turkey and will fit in your refrigerator, add turkey and refrigerate. Otherwise, put turkey in a large plastic bag and pour in brine. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no longer than 48 hours.
2. Prepare a gas grill for indirect heat or build a fire on one side of a charcoal grill.
3. Remove turkey from brine. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Season turkey cavity with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and outside with 1 teaspoon pepper. Stuff onions, thyme, and garlic in cavity; set turkey on grill away from direct heat. Cover and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted between breast and thigh registers 165° to 170°F, 2 1/2 to 3 hours, turning 180 degrees every hour to promote even cooking. If you are using a charcoal grill you will need to add 5 to 6 briquettes every hour. Transfer turkey to a platter and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 336 Calories from Fat 143

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.3%

Saturated Fat 4.5 g22.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 152.4 mg50.8%

Sodium 336.4 mg14%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.67 g2.7%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 44 g87.4%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C 10.9%

Calcium 5% Iron 18.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Smoke Roasted Turkey Recipe