Each year on the fourth Thursday in November Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving’s roots may be founded in the history of America, but its traditions can be celebrated throughout the world. Create your own Thanksgiving feast with this delicious Turkey on the Weber and gather your friends and family for a day of celebration, feasting and giving thanks.
Ingredients 3kg Turkey 1 pack Apricot and mustard glaze or Sticky orange glaze 1 pack Sage and onion stuffing Salt and pepper
Equipment Weber braai 4kg briquettes 1 box firelighters 1 x foil roasting tray Tin foil
Method1 Making an indirect fire – This mean that the heat source comes from all sides – not from underneath. Place a pile of coals on each side of the Weber. Light coals either by using firelighters or simply use instant light briquettes. Place a disposable roasting tray in the middle of the lit coals – this is to catch the cooked turkey juices. Place the grid back on the weber. Add 1 cup of water to the roasting tray – this keeps the turkey moist. 2 Preparing the turkey Defrost turkey. Remove giblets, wash out turkey and pat dry. 3 The stuffing Place stuffing into a bowl. Add 1 large egg to the stuffing and mix well to combine. Stuff turkey cavity and close with excess skin. 4 Roasting the turkey Place turkey, breast side up on top of grid. Season with salt and pepper. Close Weber and open the vents halfway. Roast turkey for 90 mins. If your Weber has a temperature gauge – try and keep it around 150 – 160 degrees. 5 Basting Open Weber and apply glaze liberally Return lid for a further 40mins or until the popper has released, showing that the turkey is cooked. Another method is to place a skewer into the breast of the turkey and if the juices run clear, it is cooked. Baste one last time. Rest, covered in foil for 15 minutes.