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Grilled Thanksgiving Turkey - Faster and Better

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What if we told you there’s a way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey that’s faster, easier and less messy than roasting it in the oven? Want a new, better and different way to cook your turkey for Thanksgiving  this year? If so, Fireplace Showcase, a grill and fireplace supplier in Seekonk, urges you to consider our favorite grilled turkey recipe from Food Network star Alton Brown. It’ll also make your turkey taste great: think moist, smoky. Grill it. You can use a gas grill or a charcoal grill.

Alton Brown’s Honey-Brined Smoked Turkey
Serves 10-12

  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 1 lb. honey (about 1 ⅓ cups)
  • 1 lb. kosher salt
  • 2 qts. vegetable broth
  • 1 (7 lb.) bag of ice
  • 1 (15- to 20-lb.) turkey, with giblets removed
  • Vegetable oil, for rubbing turkey
  1. In a large cooler, combine the hot water, honey and kosher salt, stirring until the honey and salt dissolve. Stir in the vegetable broth, then add the ice and stir until the brine is cool.
  2. Place the turkey in the brine, breast side up, and cover with cooler lid. Brine overnight, up to 12 hours.
  3. Remove the turkey from the brine rinse inside and out. Discard the brine. Pat the turkey dry with clean paper towels, then rub the bird thoroughly with the vegetable oil and leave at room temperature for at least 30 minutes while you prepare the grill.
  4. Heat the grill to 400 degrees.
  5. Using a double-thick piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, build a smoke bomb by placing a cup of hickory wood chips in the center of the foil and gathering up the edges, making a small pouch. Leave the pouch open at the top. Set this directly on the charcoal or on the metal bar over the gas flame.
  6. Set the turkey over indirect heat, insert a probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast meat, and set the alarm for 160 degrees. Close the lid and cook for 1 hour; when the skin is golden brown, cover with aluminum foil and continue cooking, replacing wood chips with a new cup.
  7. Once the bird reaches 160 degrees, remove from grill, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for at least 15 minutes before carving. Carve and serve.

Image and recipe – People Magazine

Want a New Charcoal Grill for Christmas?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It is never too early to start holiday shopping, or to start your holiday wish list. How about the Big Green Egg for a Holiday gift. Fireplace Showcase is offering a layaway program on this easy-to-use charcoal grill that is all the rage.

The Big Green Egg is different than your traditional charcoal grill. Choose which size Egg best fits your needs? You have a choice of five sizes ranging from a Mini to an Extra Large.

This charcoal grill is ceramic which introduces a whole new element in heat retention. The Big Green Egg can perfectly cook meals; it doesn’t matter if you are slow cooking or searing. Besides using it for grilling, it can also be used as an oven to cook homemade pizza and bread or a smoker.

Get the Big Green Egg for someone you care about this holiday season. Or better yet, get yourself one. Contact Fireplace Showcase for information on their layaway options.


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