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North Carolina Grilled Turkey

Day 3 of our Christmas Turkey on the Grill series. Today we are visiting the South with this recipe for a North Carolina style grilled turkey. As a special treat, we have two recipes for North Carolina Barbecue Turkey that we are going to feature today. The first is from the grill masters at the National Turkey Foundation. This recipe mixes in some bacon and red pepper along with the ingredient that make Carolina BBQ what it is, cider vinegar. That cider vinegar is really going to make the red pepper stand out in this recipe.

The second recipe comes from a grill master at entwine...

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Honey Brined Smoked Christmas Turkey

Day 2 of out Christmas Turkey on the Grill series. Have you ever smoked a turkey on a grill? Whether you answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’, the recipe from grill master Alton Brown is one you will want to impress your Christmas guests with.

For this delicious recipe, Alton Brown says you will only spend about 15 minutes on prep and around 4 hours grilling/smoking the turkey. The ingredients are simple and straight forward, which is one thing that I like to see in a recipe that we might be using during the otherwise hectic holidays.

Honey Brined Smoked Turkey


  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 1 pound kosher salt
  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 1 pound honey
  • 1 (7-pound) bag of ice
  • 1 (15 to 20-pound) turkey, with giblets removed
  • Vegetable oil, for rubbing turkey

The rest of the recipe and a video is over at the Food Network...

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