Try grilling these two flavorful menu items: Colossal Grill Turkey Legs with a Spicy Blooming Onion. Full of amazing flavor, yet low in calories, these easy recipes are sure to be family favorites within the first bite!
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To get unbelievable flavor, I use Rubarama spice blends in both recipes.
Colossal Grilled Turkey Legs Recipe
This Colossal Grilled Turkey Legs recipe is easy to make yet makes a big impact. Turkey legs should be enjoyed beyond the renaissance fair and Disney World!
- 4 + 2 TBSP Rubarama Jack's Blend
- 3-6 Turkey Legs
- 1/3 cup smoked sea salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 quarts water
- olive oil
- Combine and bring to boil Rubarama spices, sea salt, brown sugar and water in large pot.
- Remove from heat, add 2 cups ice to cool the brine and refrigerate until cool.
- Rinse and pat dry turkey legs.
- Pour brine over turkey legs covering completely, cover and refrigerate at least 5-6 hours or overnight.
- Prepare your grill to medium to high heat, up to 400°.
- Lightly drizzle olive oil over turkey legs. Rub turkey legs with Rubarama Jack's Blend.
- Sear turkey legs for about 3 minutes on all sides.
- Cook turkey legs by indirect heat at 325-350° for 1 hour, turning every 10 minutes.
- Baste turkey legs with oil after 50 minutes.
- Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature, it needs to reach 180°.
The secret to this delicious recipe is Rubarama. I use Jack’s Blend for turkey and chicken, however the Original No. 4 has a bigger kick and would work equally as well if dad likes spicier food.
Jack’s blend is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. It works amazing with the Colossal Grilled Turkey Legs recipe.
By adding Rubarama twice to this recipe, it is infused with unbelievable flavor. With any turkey leg recipe, you should always brine for at least 5 hours if not overnight. For this brine, I use a generous portion of Rubarama Jack’s Blend, smoked sea salt, and brown sugar. The smoked sea salt adds a delicious smokiness to this recipe however, it can be substituted with ordinary sea salt.
Once you bring the brine to a boil, remove from heat and add 2 cups of ice to cool the brine faster. If you are not in any rush, you can start out with 3 quarts of water and allow to cool in the refrigerator. Be sure that the brine completely covers all the turkey legs, a deeper dish works well.
Remove from brine and pat dry. Drizzle with olive oil and rub additional Rubarama Jack’s Blend into the turkey legs. Gently rub into and under the skin.
Prepare your grill to medium to high heat, up to 400°. I use a charcoal grill to get an even smokier flavor. Sear the turkey legs for about 3 minutes on all sides.
Cook turkey legs by indirect heat at around 325-350°. For my charcoal grill, I move the charcoals to the sides and cook drumsticks in the middle. For a gas grill, turn off one burner and place drumsticks over that area, leave the other side on medium heat.
Cook turkey legs for about 1 hour, turning every 10 minutes so they cook evenly. Baste turkey legs with olive oil about 40 minutes in. Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature, it needs to reach 180°.
Dig in! This Colossal Grilled Turkey Legs recipe hits the spot for even the heartiest of eaters! This recipe is a manly meal as well as unique and tasty. Rubarama works with smaller businesses across the USA including Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire for their spices. Of course other spices are grown outside the states, I like that they are committed to supporting small businesses like their own in the USA.
Also, by adding turkey to your dinner plate, you are supporting Ohio farms. Did you know that Ohio ranks 9th nationally in turkey production? It is likely your turkey and many across the country come from Ohio farms.
Treat your man to this meal, he deserves it!
Spicy Blooming Onion
Blooming Onions shouldn’t be left only to the steakhouses. They are easy to make at home for a special occasion and perfect for summer BBQs, sporting events, Father’s Day, and more. My Spicy Blooming Onion recipe is guilt-free since it is baked in the oven or air-fried. Get the full recipe here.
Buy Rubarama Spice Blends
These recipes are all about the spices I used. Rubarama spice blends are great for grilling, smoking, cooking, and even in drink recipes. Choose Rubarama Original No. 4 to add a kick of flavor to any recipe.
Original No. 4 is amazing as a rub on steak!
Choose Rubarama Jack’s Blend to add a slightly sweeter, Irish palate kind of flavor to recipes.
It turns boring chicken into a delicious entree. I also add it to stuffed mushrooms for a boost of flavor.
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