Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 (5- to 6-oz.) turkey breast fillet sections

  2. 3/4 cup bourbon or other similar American whiskey

  3. 2 TB. white wine Worcestershire sauce

  4. 1/2 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper

  5. 1 TB. clover (or other mild) honey

  6. 1 TB. unsalted butter

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Directions 1. Rinse turkey under cold water, pat dry with paper towels, and pound between plastic wrap to 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick.

  2. At least 2 hours and up to 8 hours before you plan to grill, make marinade. To a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag, add bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Seal the bag, and shake until combined. Add turkey breast fillets, push out air, seal the bag, and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  3. Remove the plastic bag from the refrigerator, and drain marinade into a small saucepan. Blot any excess liquid from fillets with paper towels, and let turkey sit, covered, at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Fire up the grill: For a charcoal grill: Open the bottom vents. Ignite 6 quarts or 2 1/2 pounds charcoal briquettes or hardwood charcoal. When the coals are hot, set up for a one-level medium-heat fire (so you can hold your hand 5 inches above the cooking rack for only 4 to 5 seconds). For a gas grill: Turn each burner to high and ignite. Cover the grill. When hot, set the burners to medium heat.

  5. While the grill heats, bring marinade to a boil over medium-high heat, taking care to keep it away from any open flames (alcohol in marinade could flame up, so be very careful), boiling for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove marinade from heat, and immediately stir in honey and butter. Set aside.

  6. On a charcoal grill: Grill breast fillets, uncovered, over coals for 5 to 6 minutes per side until opaque but still juicy or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160°F when inserted into the center of the thickest part. Brush turkey with sauce in last couple minutes of grilling and again after it comes off the grill. On a gas grill: Grill breast fillets, uncovered, over heat for 9 to 10 minutes or undl an instant-read thermometer registers 160°F when inserted into the center of the thickest part, turning once halfway through and brushing with sauce at the end. Serve breast fillets thinly sliced, passing remaining sauce. Note: Reduce your frustration and hassle factor by always having extra charcoal available or a second LP tank for your gas grill.


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