main course | on the grill | turkey

Grilled Turkey Drumsticks

Prep Time: 24 hours Cooking Time: 1 hour 6 servings

Products Included In Recipe


4.5 lb | 2 kgs Granny's turkey drumsticks
16 cups | 4 L water
1/4 cup | 60 ml coarse salt
1/4 cup | 60 ml brown sugar
1 cup | 250 ml onion, diced
2 tbsp | 30 ml garlic, chopped
1 tsp | 5 ml coriander seed
1 tsp | 5 ml cumin
1/2 tsp | 2.5 ml chili flakes


Combine all brine ingredients and bring to a boil in a large pot. Simmer for 15 minutes, then cool and strain, reserving brine liquid. Place drumsticks in a large container, cover them with brine and store refrigerated for 4 -24 hours. Drain brine from drumsticks and discard liquid.
Preheat barbecue to medium-high and cook drumsticks over indirect heat for 45-60 minutes. A meat thermometer inserted in a drumstick should read 170°F (77°C).
Coat drumsticks in your favourite barbecue sauce or Granny’s Lime-Ginger Barbecue Sauce and continue cooking for 10 minutes, turning them and adding more sauce from time to time.
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