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Savory Citrus Roasted Turkey

A nice citrus twist on an old classic.

Cook Time:240 min
Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:260 min
Category:Poultry
Method:Roasting
Preparation
1. Preheat Grill to 350 degrees

2. Rub fresh turkey with olive oil (inside and outside)

3. Generous sprinkle of coarse salt and freshed cracked pepper inside cavity

4. Zest a few tablespoons from the citrus fruits and set aside

5. Stuff cavity with fresh citrus – lemons, oranges and limes cut into quarters

6. Season outside with coarse salt, fresh cracked pepper, and zest from citrus fruits

7. Set temperature probe to 165 degrees and place turkey on grill and the probe into breast

8. Cook until internal temp reaches 165 (cook time depends on weight - see table below)
Ingredients
One large turkey
4-6 Fresh citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
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Turkey Weight
(in pounds)
Cooking Time Cooking Time with Stuffing Average Servings
6 to 8 lbs 2½ to 3 hours 3 to 3½ hours 6 to 8
8 to 12 lbs 3 to 4 hours 3½ to 4½ hours 8 to 12
12 to 16 lbs 4 to 5 hours 4½ to 5½ hours 12 to 16
16 to 20 lbs 5 to 5½ hours 5½ to 6 hours 16 to 20