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Cooking Time for Spatchcock Turkey?

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Cooking Time for Spatchcock Turkey?

alan8 | Nov 18, 2012 08:22 AM

I am trying to figure out how long it will take to cook my first turkey, ever. I am trying to follow a recipe. However, the recipe is using a 12 pound turkey, does not spatchcock and uses the high heat at the end.

I have a 16 pound turkey. I will dry brine for 3 days and spatchcock the turkey—separating the legs and thighs from the breast. After 1 hour of room temperature, I want to cook the turkey for one hour at 450◦, then cook at 300◦ until breast reads 160◦ and thigh reads 165◦ (assuming legs/thighs will take a bit longer). I will rest the turkey for 20 minutes. Can you tell me how long it will take to cook my turkey?

For anyone interested, I am trying to follow this BBQ Peking Turkey recipe here: http://nymag.com/guides/holidays/than...

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