I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Spatchcocked or Butterflied Turkey on the BBQ

So, all you need to do is remove the turkey's backbone.  Don't worry, it's not very hard.  You just have to use a good pair of scissors and cut the ribs on either side of the backbone. There'll be some pulling and twisting involved, but the backbone will come out. (Save it to make stock)
Now turn the turkey over and press down with the heel of your hand to flatten as much as you can.
That wasn't so hard, eh? Sorry, no pictures.  I was a little messy  : )

You can use whatever seasonings or sauces you like here, this recipe was mainly to talk about the method, but here's what I used.

1 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsps olive oil
salt and pepper

Mix the lime juice and olive oil together and massage all over the bird, then sprinkle on the seasonings.

You can place it right on the grill, but we chose to do it in a pan so we'd be able to make gravy from the drippings.

Barbecue on 400 F for 1  1/2 hours.

This is a small turkey, only 10 lbs, so if you have a bigger bird increase the time a little.  But it's still WAY faster, am I right?
A whole turkey would usually take 2 -3 hours!

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