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    Piggy Alder- and Rosemary-Smoked Whole Turkey

    Alder- and Rosemary-Smoked Whole Turkey
    1 16-18 lb turkey
    4 rosemary sprigs
    3 tbs olive oil
    1 tbs rosemary (if using fresh, make it 2 tbs)
    1 tbs parsley
    12 0z alder pieces, green or soaked in water
    Remove and discard leg truss from turkey. Remove neck and giblets. Reserve for future use. Remove and discard fat. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Place 4 sprigs rosemary inside cavity. Close with small metal skewers. Secure legs together with cotton string and tuck wings under turkey. In small bowl, combine olive oil, rosemary and parsley. Mix until well blended. Heat grill. for charcoal grill, place aluminum foil pan under cooking grate and on top of heat source. Place alder pieces in foil pan. Place turkey, breast side up, in center of cooking grate. Cover grill. cook 2 to 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 180°, adding additional alder peices after 30 minutes. If parts of the turkey get too dark, cover those areas loosely with foil. Transfer turkey to serving platter. cover loosely with foil. Let stand 15 minutes. 16-18 servings = about 190 calories.

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