Hatching the Holiday Feast on a Big Green Egg

There is something to be said for the beautiful marriage of blending the flavorful grilling most recognized as a summer activity with preparing a holiday feast. If you’re looking for a new way to satisfy the palletes of your friends and family this holiday season, then grilling on a Big Green Egg is the right call!

Cook the Right Amount

First, you’ll want to determine just how much food you can cook on your Big Green Egg so you know when to start on those holiday feast preparations. Toggle through the tabs on the Big Green Egg Sizes page to start your shopping list. The XXLarge, for example, can easily house 35-40 burgers, or one perfectly crisp suckling pig (and certainly a whole turkey).

Your Holiday Turkey (or Chicken)

Looking to add a spicy kick to your turkey for Thanksgiving? Then Dr. BBQ’s cajun holiday turkey may get your mouth watering. You’ll need about six pounds of whole, bone-in turkey breast, creole butter, a creole rub, an apple and onion. A tone-downed version with Dr. BBQ’s lemon and herb turkey is available on the same page.

You might also enjoy this tip on how to Spatchcock a Chicken for your holiday meal prep.

More Big Green Egg Recipes to Love

You’ll find a number of culinary delights on the Big Green Egg Egghead Forum, like this cinnamon and brown sugar Christmas ham with marinated grilled shrimp. The My Recipes website has an entire section devoted to Big Green Egg recipes; you’ll find several taste bud delights here for your holiday flavor-fest, such as Ginger “Beer Can” Chicken (bet you could do something like that with a turkey too!) or Smoked Self-Basting Turkey.  There’s also a slew of side dishes your Big Green Egg can help you master, such as Grilled Potato Salad or Grilled and Dilled Corn on the Cob.

If it’s your turn to cook for your family for the holidays and you’re ready to make the feast your own, then a meal prepared on the Big Green Egg is certainly the way to make a mouth-watering impression!