BBQ Turkey for Dinner in the Garden this Summer

Grove Smith Turkeys - Summer BBQ Turkeys for Garden Dinner

Although it seems to have been raining or cloudy most of the time recently, we are still a fan of a BBQ turkey at Grove Smith. Nothing can compare to a BBQ with friends and family during the summer and turkey is the perfect main course for you to enjoy.

Last weekend, we set up our BBQ at home and invited all our family around.  Even though it was raining, it was super cosy and relaxing, in spite of the rain! The sounds of the rain, the gentle breeze tocool down the heat from BBQ. We sat in the garden with mulled wine (I know it’s normally for Christmas, but it felt like it was the perfect way to accompany the food) and delicious BBQ turkey legs – one of my favourite weekends this year so far.

So today, we are going to share our BBQ recipe for rainy days, when you still want to BBQ.


  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Sea Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Red Palm Oil
  • 2 drum sticks- Turkey legs


How to do it

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat or if you are using the oven, preheat the oven with 150 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (garlic powder, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, sea salt) in a bowl and put the drum sticks in.
  3. Make sure all the seasoning ingredients are nicely covering all the turkey legs. (I like to leave it for 1-2 hours for a better flavour)
  4. Wrapped the turkey legs with foil (to stop them burning) and put it on the grill for 15-20 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, open the foil to check if it’s cooked. If not, leave until the juices run clear.
  6. The meat will be moist and juicy, pour away the juices and put the turkey legs back on the grill for a few minutes to give them a nice, crispy skin.
  7. Then, just sit back, and relax- enjoy this gorgeous meal with your family and friends.


The benefit of this marinade is that it can easily be doubled, or tripled for more of those gorgeous moist turkey legs. Once you try them, you’ll be tempted to go back for seconds!

Hope you enjoy this recipe, and why not share your pictures of your favourite turkey recipes with us?

Summer BBQ Turkey for Garden Dinner
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Summer BBQ Turkey for Garden Dinner
Nothing can be compared to hold a nice, big BBQ with friends and family during summer weekend. Check out this yummy recipe from Grove Smith Turkeys.
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