Grandpa Fitz's Turkey

Grandpa Fitz's Turkey

  • Contributor: Michael Fitzgerald - West Palm Beach, FL
  • Serves: NA
  • Calories Per Serving: NA Preparation
  • Time: 2 hrs 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 12 to 20 lb. fresh turkey
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • Celery Salt (1 tsp)
  • Garlic Salt (1 tsp)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Mustard Powder (1 tsp)
  • Paprika (1 tsp)
  • Olive Oil (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon Juice (1/4 cup)
  • Balsamic Vinegar (1/4 cup)
  • Tabasco (1 tsp)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Slice butter into 4 to 5 pieces.
  2. Use a knife to make slits in skin of turkey breast and legs and slide the butter slices under the skin.
  3. Mix celery salt, garlic salt, mustard powder, table salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Rub mixture on outside of turkey to season it.
  5. Rub the inside of the turkey cavity with the paprika.
  6. Stir the olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper together in another small mixing bowl and inject the resulting basting sauce into the breast and thighs of the turkey.
  7. Place the turkey on the poultry stand and place stand on the bottom grate using the lifting handle.
  8. Fire up the cooker and cook for approximately two hours, or until it's done.
  9. Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the turkey by placing it in the breast.

Serving Suggestions:

Great if cooked with apple chips which add a splendid flavor and crispiness to the skin!

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