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Spatchcock Turkey?

BluesnBBQBluesnBBQ Posts: 615
edited 7:09AM in EggHead Forum
I'm thinking of trying something different this year and spatchcocking my turkey and cooking it direct. I plan to use a smaller turkey for this. I checked at Giant today and most of the smaller turkeys are Butterballs, which I've heard you shouldn't brine (I always brine smoked turkeys).[p]Are there any good places in the MD/DC area for a smaller turkey that isn't injected? I'll probably try Safeway and Shopper's tomorrow.[p]Also, will regular polutry shears work on a turkey back or should I buy a stronger tool? (some kind of small garden shears or something).[p]Any tips/stories on spatchcocking a turkey?


  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    <p />BluesnBBQ,
    I didn't brine this one, cut, wash, seasoned with mustard and rub, indirect, until done.

  • Chef Wil,
    Looks great Wil. I will post my confession tomorrow. I'm still trying to change minds. You know those hard headed minds.[p]You going to hold my hand Tuesday when I make your pumpkin cheese cake?[p]Mike

  • MeinbmwMeinbmw Posts: 157
    Chef Wil, What size turkey? How long was the cook time?[p]Thanks!

  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    Car Wash Mike,
    yeah man, you know my cheesecake hotline is always open for ya.

  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    it was last year and you know another year older doesn't mean wiser. About 16 lbs, cook at 325, about 3.5 hours.

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