Dinner Menu: Cajun Turkey On The Grill

The local grocer had turkeys on clearance. They are all marked at $8 and I sorted through them until I found a smallish one at 13 lbs.  So why not a turkey dinner in May?

I decided I wanted to spice things up, so I went with a Cajun spice rub that I had received in a gift box of spices. I spatchcocked the turkey and rubbed it with EVOO, then the spice rub. I put it on a bed of garlic and onions seasoned with a healthy dose of poultry seasoning (that I make myself: sage, garlic, thyme, rosemary, pepper and nutmeg) and grilled for about 90 minutes until the thighs were just over 170 degrees F. I wrapped in foil and let it rest.

For sides, I went with electric pressure cooker (instant pot, multi-pot) mashed potatoes with cajun gravy, and fresh cranberry sauce (I tossed in a diced apple that was close to being Bixby food).

Tonight I’ll be grilling burgers – keeping it simple. But here’s an adventurous way to grill them: Stuffed Jalapeno – Chedder Burgers