Light and sweet, here is the best way ! It will likely be the very best turkey you have ever had. The breast is succulent and moist, and the honey makes a great thin sauce. I really hope you love it as much as family as well as my friends do when it is made by me. I never have any leftovers! Love!
- 1 (12 pound) whole turkey
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
- 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
- 2 tbs celery salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 1 (12 ounce) jar honey
- 1/2 pound mesquite wood chips
Preheat grill for high heat. If you are using a charcoal grill, use about twice the regular amount of charcoal. Soak wood chips in a pan and set alongside the grill.
Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Place in a disposable roasting pan that is large.
In a medium bowl, blend together sage, basil, celery salt, ground black pepper, and vegetable oil. Pour mixture evenly over the turkey. Turn the turkey breast side down in the pan, and tent loosely with aluminum foil.Place the roasting pan to the preheated grill. Throw a handful of the wood chips onto the coals.Throw about 2 more handfuls on the fire. Drizzle 1/2 the honey over the bird, and replace the foil.Uncover turkey, and turn it breast side up. Baste with remaining honey. The honey that is cooked will probably be quite dark.