Recipe by Southern Living November 2012

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

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hands-on:
20 mins
total:
9 hrs 35 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together kosher salt, next 4 ingredients, and 2 qt. water in a large, deep food-safe container or stockpot until sugar is dissolved. Add turkey. Chill 8 hours or overnight, turning once.

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  • Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Light 1 side of grill, heating to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat; leave other side unlit. Remove turkey from brine. Rinse turkey, drain well, and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Stir together table salt and next 5 ingredients. Rub skin of turkey with mixture.

  • Place turkey, skin side down, over lit side of grill, and grill, without grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly charred. Transfer to unlit side, skin side up. Grill, covered with grill lid, 30 to 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 165°. Return turkey, skin side down, to lit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes or until skin is crisp.

  • Remove turkey from heat; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve with salsa verde.

  • *Frozen turkey breast, thawed, may be substituted.

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