Is It Ever OK To Grill A Turkey On Thanksgiving?

Nov 12, 2012 5:31 pm

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


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