Parsley and thyme with subtle hints of paprika blend together to make the perfect herbed Thanksgiving turkey.
I love grilling Thanksgiving turkey. It frees up your oven, browns the skin of the turkey giving it a beautiful, rich color, and tastes absolutely delicious.
One of these days I will go all out and brine a turkey, but I really haven’t found the need to as grilling a turkey in my Saffire kamado grill turns out amazing without the fuss and hassle.
Normally when I grill a turkey I just add olive oil with salt and pepper and that’s it… and it turns out delicious and perfect every time. But for Thanksgiving, I wanted to create a simple recipe that had hints of classic seasoning to add that little extra pizzazz.
This recipe is a real crowd pleaser. It has just the right amount of flavors you expect in a classic herbed turkey without being too strong.
To make this Herbed Olive Oil Thanksgiving Turkey, whisk together your herbs with the olive oil and coat your turkey.
Preheat your grill to 350 degrees F and grill on indirect heat for about 15 minutes per pound, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. I like to grill my turkey in a roast rack, but you don’t need to use one.
The parsley and thyme on the exterior of the turkey give the turkey a nice appearance and the grilling turns the bird a mouth-watering golden brown color.
Once you reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, remove from grill and let rest 30 minutes before carving.
Happy Grilling and Happy Thanksgiving!