Is It Ever OK To Grill A Turkey On Thanksgiving?
Here's a video of a guy doing just that
Ok guys, Food Republic is all about promoting culinary adventures. You can find a number of them in our vast and wide-ranging recipes database. How about some D.I.Y. cranberry mustard or Singaporean chicken-rice wings? But when it comes to the Thanksgiving turkey, I lean more towards the purist side. Brine the baby. Place in oven, whole. Carve and serve. This is why it troubles me to watch this video of a guy, from my hometown, explaining how to grill a turkey in under 75 minutes.
At least grilling a turkey under 75 minutes on Thanksgiving.
You can do whatever you want the other 364 days of the year. Hell, buy a 16-pound heritage bird for the 4th of July. Next Memorial Day, pair it with a pitcher of sangria. But to butterfly a whole turkey, which after cracking the backbone and removing the keel bone borders on mutilation, does not seem OK to me. What do you think? Let us know on Twitter.
Read more about Thanksgiving on Food Republic:
Food Republic Newsletter
Throughout May we will be offering wall-to-wall grilling coverage including grilling tips, gear advice and interviews with immortal Grilling Gods.
Grilling Month Giveaway
All month we're giving away an amazing lineup of grilling-related items. Come back every few days to enter and win.Enter the Contest »