Earlier this summer when I started this blog, I said that I would post my grilling successes and failures. I think this one would be my first failure. It wasn't a complete "let's just order a pizza" failure, but not quite good enough to fall into the success category. I started out with a turkey london broil and the idea to use a cedar plank to add some smokiness and flavor. Turns out the principle was good. The execution was bad. I don't know if it was the rain clouds looming, my meat thermometer lying to me, or if I was just plain too hungry to wait any longer, but I apparently pulled it off the grill too soon. Most of the turkey was juicy, flavorful, and cooked through, but the thicker half was still a bit pink in the middle. Pink in the middle is good for steaks, not for turkey. So I had to take the grill man's walk of shame, and carry my mostly cooked turkey back out to the grill for a while we dined on rice, veggies and bread. As for the good news, the first half of the turkey was actually really good. The marinade I used kept things juicy and the cedar plank added something new to what could have been just another slice of plain turkey. Things to remember for next time: patience is a good thing, and cedar planks aren't just for salmon. I'm looking foward to redeeming myself.
It did make for a nice picture though. Honestly, it looks done doesn't it? :)
I'll file this one under
gobbler gaffe... turkey trip up... fowl flubb...lesson learned.