Barbecued Turkey Legs
2 turkey legs
Generously rub the sauce over the turkey legs and marinate in
the refrigerator for at least two hours. Over a medium grill, cook
the turkey legs, basting frequently with the sauce and turning
When the juice of the meat is no longer pink, it is done.
Remove from the grill and let rest a few moments. Slice and serve
on a platter.
Potato salad and tossed green salad make excellent
Cheryl’s notes: My favorite barbecue sauce is Maple Chipotle
Grille Sauce made by Stonewall Kitchen of York, Maine. It is
available in specialty food stores.
When is the turkey done? The most accurate way to test for
doneness is using a meat thermometer and taking the internal
temperature. The United States Department of Agriculture
recommends cooking turkey and chicken until well done. They
recommend that the internal temperature for turkey legs should
reach 170 degrees. Personally, I have always found this
temperature to make the turkey very well done. Even after removing
the legs from the grill, the meat continues to cook as it rests
before slicing. I usually cook turkey legs in the area of 155 to