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Late November may not be prime time for grilling, but adding smoke and fire to the holiday bird is worth the momentary chill. Because this is a turkey breast (and not a whole bird), it cooks relatively quickly over an indirect fire, but it's still plenty big to feed a crowd.

Anthony Rosenfeld
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2011

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Charles Masters

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: 6 ounces turkey and about 1 1/2 teaspoons sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Soak wood chips in water 1 hour; drain well.

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  • Trim excess fat from turkey. Loosen skin from breast by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Combine 2 teaspoons thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, pepper, and garlic, stirring well. Rub thyme mixture under loosened skin.

  • Heat oil in small saucepan over medium-high heat; swirl to coat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and shallot; sauté for 2 minutes. Add juice and sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until syrupy and reduced to about 1/2 cup. Remove from heat.

  • To prepare turkey for indirect grilling, remove grill rack. Preheat the grill to medium-high using both burners. After preheating, turn the left burner off (leave the right burner on). Place 1 cup wood chips on heat element on right side. Place a disposable aluminum foil pan on heat element on left (unheated) side. Pour 2 cups water in pan. Coat grill rack with cooking spray, and place on grill. Place the turkey on grill rack covering left burner. Cover and grill for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°, turning halfway during cooking time. Add the remaining 1 cup wood chips halfway during cooking time, and brush turkey with half of pomegranate mixture during last 5 minutes of cooking. Place the turkey on a platter. Let stand 30 minutes. Discard skin. Serve with remaining pomegranate mixture.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; fat 2.2g; saturated fat 0.6g; mono fat 0.7g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 64.3g; carbohydrates 14.3g; fiber 0.1g; cholesterol 176mg; iron 3.5mg; sodium 597mg; calcium 39mg.
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