How to Grill a Perfect Turkey

Meat Master Bruce Aidells shows us his fool-proof technique for grilling a Thanksgiving turkey on a gas grill

How to Grill a Turkey
Illustrated by Monica Hellstrom

Step 3: Make the butter

Now mash up your herb butter. This is going to give a lot of flavor to the turkey and also get the skin really crisp and brown.

Herb Mustard Butter

  • 1 1/2 sticks softened unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped sage
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


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