Roast Turkey

  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    2 hours (5kg turkey)
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Ideal
    • charcoal
    • gas
    • Q


  • 5 to 6 kg turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Step 1
Preheat the barbecue for indirect cooking.

While the barbecue is preheating, remove the turkey from the fridge.

Step 2
Dry the skin of the turkey with paper towel. Rub the skin with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3
Once the barbecue is preheated turn the centre burner off and turn the outside burners to medium.

Step 4
To calculate the cooking time for turkey, allow for 20 minutes, plus an additional 20 minutes per kilo.  For example, for a 5 kg turkey allow 20 minutes plus 5 x 20 minutes for a total of 120 minutes.