While not too many people turn their attention to turkey, this low fat meat makes a great alternative to beef and pork. The problem with grilling turkey is that it is all too easy for it to become dry and tough. Here are some top tips for grilling turkey outdoors in Ireland.
Choose a Good Size
The size of turkey that you choose will obviously influence the flavor of the meat and the tenderness of the meat. Organic turkeys tend to be much nicer than turkeys that have been lurking in the freezer department of a supermarket for weeks or even months.
Start Preparation Early
Preparing the perfect turkey takes time and you don’t want to leave it all to the last minute. On the day before you want to grill your turkey, infuse it with flavor and make it more tender by placing it in a large pot full of water and add some herbs and spices to the mix.
Place the turkey in the fridge for an hour or two to help keep it cool and seal in the flavors.
Searing the Turkey
Now it is time to get grilling. It needs to be turned every two to three minutes when it is first placed on the barbecue to sear the skin. This will help to lock in the juices and create a delicious crispy coating on it that will keep you guests coming back for more.
Time the turkey carefully so that you know exactly when it should be ready to serve. Start basting the turkey ten minutes before it is ready with the sauce of your choice. If you add the sauce at the start it will become black and burned and the flavor of the sauce and your food will be ruined.