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Lemon-Oregano Grilled Turkey

Fresh lemons, oregano and garlic lend a Greek note to this flavorful grilled turkey.
Prep Time
40 minutes
Total Time
3+ hours
Calories Per Serving
578

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 4 medium lemons
  • 1 tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano leaves
  • 8 cloves garlic, divided
  • ½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 (12-14 lbs.) Butterball® Fresh or Frozen Whole Turkey

Directions

  1. Combine oil, the juice of 2 of the lemons, onions, 1 tbsp. chopped oregano, 2 cloves of the garlic and pepper in blender or food processor container; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into small bowl; set aside.
  2. Spray cold grate of outdoor grill with cooking spray. Prepare grill for medium indirect heat.
  3. Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of turkey; discard or refrigerate for another use. Drain juices from turkey; pat turkey dry with paper towels. Turn wings back to hold neck skin against back of turkey. Untuck legs. Loosen skin over breast and legs of turkey by gently sliding 1 hand under skin. Cut 1 of the remaining lemons and 2 garlic cloves into thin slices. Arrange under turkey skin with half of the oregano bunch. Return legs to tucked position.
  4. Cut the remaining lemon into quarters; place in body cavity of turkey. Add remaining 4 cloves of garlic and the remaining half of the oregano bunch. Spoon or brush some of the lemon juice mixture evenly over turkey.
  5. Place turkey, breast up, on grill grate over drip pan. Cover grill with lid. Grill 2¼ to 2¾ hours, or until meat thermometer inserted deep in thigh reaches 180°F, basting with more lemon juice mixture after each hour. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.
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Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 4 medium lemons
  • 1 tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano leaves
  • 8 cloves garlic, divided
  • ½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 (12-14 lbs.) Butterball® Fresh or Frozen Whole Turkey

Nutritional Facts

People Served
12
Carbs Per Serving
1g
Cholesterol Per Serving
213mg
Dietary Fiber Per Serving
0g
Protein Per Serving
64g
Saturated Fat Per Serving
8g
Sodium Per Serving
760mg
Sugar Per Serving
0g
Total Fat Per Serving
31g
Trans Fat Per Serving
0g