We hoe this recipe is similar to the one you're looking for. It doesn't have garlic or onions, but it has delicious rosemary and citrus flavor.
Grilling a whole turkey ranks as one of our favorite ways to serve the flavorful bird. This hickory-smoked, rosemary-seasoned version will be a surefire hit at your next backyard party. Or perhaps, you can try it instead of the traditional roast turkey at your next holiday meal.
Prep: 20 minutes to 1 hour (optional) Grill: 2 hours 30 minutes
4 cups hickory wood chips (optional)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
2 Tbsp. snipped fresh rosemary
2 Tbsp. finely shredded orange peel
1/4 tsp. salt
1 8- to 10-lb. turkey
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
1. If using wood chips, at least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. In a small bowl, combine butter, rosemary, orange peel, and salt; set aside.
2. Remove the neck and giblets from turkey; save for another use or discard. Rinse the inside of the turkey; pat dry with paper towels. Slip your fingers between the skin and meat to loosen turkey skin over breast area. Lift turkey skin and carefully spread butter mixture directly over turkey meat. Skewer the neck skin to the back. Twist wing tips under back. Tuck drumsticks under the band of skin across the tail or tie legs to tail with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into the center of an inside thigh muscle, making sure bulb does not touch bone. Brush turkey with oil.
3. Drain wood chips, if using. Arrange medium-hot coals around edge of grill. Test for medium heat above center of grill (not over coals). If using wood chips, sprinkle some of them over the coals. Place turkey in pan on grill rack over center of grill (not over coals). Cover; grill for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until meat thermometer registers 180°F. Add more coals and remaining wood chips as needed. Makes 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts per serving: 406 cal., 16 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 226 mg chol., 201 mg sodium, 0 g carb., 0 g dietary fiber, 61 g protein.