A quick salt note. Place the thick side of the breast towards the heat. So a smile came on my face when I found a half fresh uninjected turkey breast at our local market. Place turkey on grill rack covering left burner. Marinate turkey in sauce for 6 to 12 hours. I doubt many smaller households want to buy masses of salt. Please DO NOT depend on it. Cooking it on a grill gives it a nice smoky flavor that is really great twist on a classic! All Kosher or coarse salt references on this site means Diamond Crystal. Preheat grill to high heat. Add some apple cider, perhaps a quarted orange. After 1-hour of cooking brush the Mango Habanero Sauce on the grilled turkey breast, and brush every 15 minutes or so until the grilled turkey breast has finished cooking. That is a bit lower than we usually do chicken (450), but due to the thickness, it needs to be lower. Rinse the brine off the turkey breast carefully. Place the Mango Habanero Grilled Turkey Breast on a serving platter and garnish with cilantro or parsley. DrDan. I'm suggesting a fairly standard turkey brine of 2 quarts of water and ¼ cup of salt. We grilled our turkey on charcoal over indirect heat and it was absolutely out of this world. Lightly oil the grill grate. Sprinkle with pepper and salt; toss again. The grill surface temperature is important, and we are going to use some indirect grilling also. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/31813/marinated-turkey-breast You will need the following 2 Ingredients to make this Mango Habanero Sauce. Stir together the Mango Habanero Salsa and the Peach Preserves in a bowl. Directions. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. Apply the rub. Use a large knife and from the back side, split completely through the breast bone. Turkey breast is incredibly versatile — and easier to carve compared to a whole turkey. On 6 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread turkey cubes, squash, zucchini and potatoes. Preheat grill to a grill surface temperature of 350 to 400. Salt is almost always a to taste thing except in something like brine and probably should not be changed much in baking. Dan. The turkey must not be in the food danger zone of 40-140 degrees for more than 2 hours. Of course, you could roast a turkey breast in the oven, but slow cooking it on the grill gives it an amazing smoky flavor plus it turns out super juicy. Thanks for the note. To prep the turkey for the grill… While this recipe is for a fresh non-injected breast, you can adopt a whole previously frozen breast. Using lean cuts of meat with less fat means less flames and smoke on the grill. Make it Perfect First Time and Every Time. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt if you did not brine or if you are sure the breast was not injected. The turkey drippings may be used to prepare a gravy by placing a metal pan under the turkey inside the roasting pan, and mixing in about 1/2 cup water, adding more water as necessary to prevent the drippings from scorching. Lots more details in my complete guide to frozen turkey breasts listed in the next section. Shut off the grill and permit the turkey breast up to 30 minutes as long as the thermometer shows reading 163 degrees. While this technique is for this recipe, you can see a fuller discussion of grill surface temperature at Beginner’s Guide to Grilling on a Gas Grill. Place the seasoned turkey breast on the side of the grill opposite the heat or the coals and grill for 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours, turning every 15 minutes. Place wood chips on hot coals. This has been on my cooking "bucket list" for several years. Heat up the grill for 5‒10 minutes before putting the turkey breasts on. Stir together the salt, pepper, chili powder, and brown sugar in a small bowl, and then set aside until you are ready to season the turkey. of water and add ¼ cup each of salt and brown sugar. Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published. Cover and grill turkey, skin side down, over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 20 minutes; turn. Grill about 10 minutes. We are using the Flamezone feature of our MAK Two-Star General for the pellet grill equivalent. Categories: Grill Recipes, Turkey Recipes. If your turkey breast is not injected or previously brined, brining is an excellent idea. You are here: Enter the grilled boneless turkey breast. Trim and clean a 3 ½ to 5 pound turkey breast. Grilled Herb Turkey Breast Stir together the 4 ingredients below in a small bowl, and then set aside until you are ready to season the turkey. Transfer to unlit side, skin side up. Crush 2-3 cloves of garlic and add 2-3 bay leaves. 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