Charcoal Grilled Marinated Turkey Legs


4 turkey legs, washed
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 cup onion, grated
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small head garlic, crushed
8 sprigs of thyme
2 sprigs of rosemary
These turkey legs are grilled marinated overnight and grilled over charcoal. They turn out juicy and golden brown with crispy skin.
  • In a large shallow dish add all the herbs, spices and oil. Mix well.
  • Season turkey legs with salt and pepper and add to the spices and oil.
  • Rub the mixture all over the turkey legs, cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Turn the turkey lets in the mixture every several hours.
  • Heat a charcoal grill, set up for indirect heat, and add the turkey legs. (not directly over the coals)
  • Cook for 1 hour turning¬†occasionally.
  • Check temperature of turkey legs. They will be done when they reach 180 degrees.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cooking, place the turkey legs directly over the coals, turning frequently to achieve a golden brown color.




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