Spatchcock Smoked Turkey

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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 hours 3 minutes
Servings: 6
1 (18 pounds) turkey
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
½ cup melted butter
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tsp. salt or to taste
2 tbsp. finely chopped scallions
1. Remove the turkey giblets and rinse the turkey, in and out, under cold
running water.
2. Place the turkey on a working surface, breast side down. Use a poultry
shear to cut the turkey along both sides of the backbone to remove the
turkey’s backbone.
3. Flip the turkey over, backside down. Now, press the turkey down to
flatten it.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine the parsley, rosemary, scallions, thyme,
butter, pepper, salt, and garlic and onion powder.
5. Rub butter mixture over all sides of the turkey.
6. Preheat your grill to HIGH (450°F) with the lid closed for 15 minutes.
7. Place the turkey directly on the grill grate and cook for 30 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 300°F and cook for an additional 4 hours, or until
the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165°F.
8. Take out the turkey meat from the grill and let it rest for a few
minutes. Cut into sizes and serve.
Calories: 780
Fat: 19g
Carbs: 29.7g
Protein: 116.4g

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