Spiced Up Drunken Turkey

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What You Need:

  • 1 (10 lb.) whole turkey, thawed
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of beer

How to Make It:

  1. Rinse the turkey well under cold water and remove the neck and giblets and pat dry.
  2. Place the mustard, onion powder and paprika into a small mixing bowl.
  3. Add the salt and garlic powder.
  4. Sprinkle in the coriander, cumin and pepper.
  5. Mix to incorporate all the ingredients together well.
  6. Place all the grill burners on indirect medium heat and allow them to heat up.
  7. Open the can of beer and place it inside the turkey sitter.
  8. Rub the cavity of the turkey with the spice mixture.
  9. Rub the outside of the turkey with the canola oil being sure to cover completely.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture all over the outside of the turkey.
  11. Place the turkey over the sitter.
  12. Place the sitter on the grill grate being care to keep the turkey balanced on the sitter.
  13. Close the grill lid and allow the turkey to cook 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature taken in the breast reaches 170 degrees.
  14. Being very careful remove the turkey from the grill and sitter and place on a platter.
  15. Allow the turkey to rest an additional 25 minutes before carving.
  16. Discard any remaining beer.

Serves 12

Turkey sitters can be found at any major department store. The grill lid may not completely close over the turkey but a small gap will not hinder the cooking of the turkey. A piece of aluminum foil can be placed in the grill lid to protect the turkey while cooking.