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    Spit-Roasted Turkey

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    3 hrs

    Derf's Note:

    Turkey done this way is delicious, especially the skin, we did regular stuffing in the oven. Have not tried the grill method. originally from "Canadian Living bbq book"

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      To spit-roast the turkey, grease the bird inside and out, and truss (tie) it into a tight shape that balances easily on the spit.
    2. 2
      It's better to put two small turkeys on a spit rather than one that's too large.
    3. 3
      The cavity can be filled with onion, lemon or orange slices, sprigs of fresh herbs or sprinklings of dried herbs (regular stuffings don't cook properly with this method.) Besure to have a drip pan under the bird and use the drippings to baste it.
    4. 4
      As a guideline, a 3 to 4 lb (1. 5 to 2 kg) bird will take about 1 1/2 hours to spit roast.
    5. 5
      a 6 to 8 lb (3 to 4 kg) bird will take 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
    6. 6
      For a covered barbecue (gas or charcoal), cook the bird stuffed or unstuffed.
    7. 7
      Place the bird on the grill over a drip pan nestled between two beds of hot coals.
    8. 8
      Roast until meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the inner thigh registers 185 degrees F (85 degrees C).

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    Nutritional Facts for Spit-Roasted Turkey

    Serving Size: 1 (172 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 363.2
     
    Calories from Fat 163
    45%
    Total Fat 18.2 g
    28%
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 154.3 mg
    51%
    Sodium 147.5 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 46.3 g
    92%

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