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Citrus Herb Grilled Turkey

Citrus Herb Grilled Turkey

Elevate your holiday or special occasion meal with our delightful Citrus Herb Grilled Turkey recipe. Infused with the vibrant flavors of tangerines (or clementines/oranges), garlic, fresh herbs, and a hint of heat from Thai bird chili (optional), this succulent turkey will be the star of your table. Marinated to perfection and grilled to juicy perfection, it's a dish that will impress your guests and leave them craving for more. Follow our simple steps to create a memorable and delicious grilled turkey experience!

Preparation Time: 2 hours (marinating time included) Cooking Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes (varies based on turkey size) Serves: 8-10


  • 4 tangerines, clementines, or oranges
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 1 red Thai bird chili, chopped (optional)
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (12 to 14 pound) free-range, organic turkey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preparing the Marinade:

    • In a bowl, combine the tangerines (or clementines/oranges), halved garlic, chopped red Thai bird chili (if using), fresh rosemary, thyme sprigs, and whole black peppercorns.
    • Pour a generous amount of extra-virgin olive oil over the ingredients.
    • Using your hands, squeeze and blend all the flavors together, ensuring the marinade is well combined.

  2. Marinating the Turkey:

    • Cut the turkey into 4 pieces and remove the bones from the breast. (You can request the assistance of your local meat market for this step.)
    • Place the turkey pieces on a large platter or in jumbo Zip Bags.
    • Pour the marinade over the turkey, making sure all pieces are well coated. Alternatively, you can place the turkey and marinade in the Zip Bags, ensuring the turkey is evenly coated.
    • Refrigerate the turkey for at least 2 hours or overnight, turning the bird over in the marinade a few times to ensure even distribution of flavors.

  3. Preparing the Grill:

    • Approximately 30 minutes before grilling, remove the turkey from the refrigerator to allow it to come to room temperature.
    • Preheat the grill to medium heat (around 350°F or 175°C).
    • Wipe the grill grate with some oil to prevent sticking.

  4. Grilling the Turkey:

    • Remove the turkey from the marinade and wipe off any excess.
    • Season the turkey generously with BullZooka seasoning, ensuring it is evenly coated.
    • Place the turkey on the grill, skin side down, and cook for approximately 30 minutes.
    • Carefully flip the turkey pieces over and continue grilling, basting with additional olive oil, until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180°F (82°C). This typically takes around 1 hour in total, but cooking time may vary depending on the size of the turkey.

  5. Resting and Serving:

    • Once the turkey is cooked, remove it from the grill and tent it loosely with foil.
    • Allow the turkey to rest for about 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
    • Carve the turkey into desired portions and serve it as the centerpiece of your meal, accompanied by your favorite sides and sauces.

Impress your guests with the tantalizing flavors of our Citrus Herb Grilled Turkey. With the zesty notes of citrus, fragrant herbs, and a touch of heat, this grilled turkey will be the highlight of your festive feast. Tender, juicy, and infused with the essence of the marinade, each bite will be a burst of delight. Embrace the art of grilling and treat yourself to this flavorful masterpiece that will create lasting memories. Get ready to savor the succulent goodness of this Citrus Herb Grilled Turkey!

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