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Grilled Turkey Thighs

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Remember to cook the turkey thighs on medium direct heat until they reach an  internal temperature of  175°F.

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Photograph courtesy of The Big Green Egg

Ingredients

1/2 Cup: unsalted butter or margarine
1 Cup: cayenne pepper sauce
1 Tablespoon: Worcestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon: minced fresh garlic
2 Tablespoons: light brown sugar
2 Pounds: TURKEY THIGHS, boned, skinned and fat removed
1/4 Teaspoon: each cracked black pepper and sea salt
1/4 Teaspoon: paprika
1/8 Teaspoon: each garlic powder and onion powder

Directions

1
MARINADE:Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan. Stir in sauces, garlic and sugar; bring mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer no more than 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
2
In a self-closing food-safe plastic bag, combine cooled marinade and thighs. Seal bag and refrigerate 12 to 18 hours, turning occasionally to marinate evenly.
3
Remove turkey from marinade and discard marinade. Allow most of the marinade to drip off the turkey.
4
GRILLING TURKEY: Mix the seasonings and herbs together. Lightly sprinkle each thigh with a mixture of the seasoned pepper mix.
5
Prepare grill for medium heat indirect grilling. Place turkey thighs on oiled grill rack, about 5 to 6 inches from the heat.
6
Cook thighs over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes per side until food thermometer, inserted in thickest portion of thigh, registers 175 degrees F.