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This Year Start a New Tradition For Thanksgiving

Roast Your Bird on the Big Green Egg!

Ok, so I hate it when I go into the stores and they have Christmas decorations up before Halloween but that is not what I'm trying to do here.  I just want you to be ready to grill your Thanksgiving Turkey on the Big Green Egg.  So now is the perfect time to get your egg so you can practice grilling.  Try some tri- tip, maybe a beer can chicken, hamburgers are always excellent but don't forget the veggies.  What you haven't been grilling your veggies.  Do you know what your missing?  Stuffed Peppers and mushrooms, squash, zucchini and don't forget the corn!


BGE Recipes

The Perfect Turkey
One turkey, cleaned thoroughly
The Small EGG® will hold a 12-pound turkey
The Medium EGG will hold an 18-pound turkey
The Large EGG will hold a 20-pound turkey
The XL EGG will hold two 20-pound turkeys
1 whole onion, cut in half
1 stalk celery
2 cups chicken broth, wine or water
Your favorite commercial or homemade dry BBQ rub or salt and pepper to taste

  • Set the EGG® up for indirect cooking with a plate setter at 350°F. A small handful of pecan chips can be added for a mild smoke flavor and to bestow a burnished brown appearance to the turkey.
  • If you are using a vertical turkey roaster, load the bird onto the roaster, and place into a drip pan. Add the onion and the celery to the drip pan, then fill the drip pan with the chicken broth, wine or water. Use your favorite rub or salt and pepper for the outside of the bird.
  • If you are using a roasting pan you can lay the bird horizontally on a trivet or V-Rack to slightly elevate the turkey off the bottom of the roasting pan and follow the same directions.
  • Cook the turkey for 12 to 15 minutes per pound until the temperature in the breast meat is 160°F and the temperature in the thighs is above 170°F. Reserve the pan drippings to make gravy.



Are you an Egghead?

We are very excited to announce that we are a new dealer for the Big Green Egg.  Are you an Egghead?  If you answered yes then you know just how great the Big Green Eggs is and if you answered no then you need to come to the green side.  The Worlds Best Smoker and Grill is a understatement.  We carry all the Eggcessories, from smoking chips to seasoning and sauces.  To become a Egghead come see us at Tropical Palapas or give us a call. 



Are you an Egghead?

The Big Green Egg is here at Tropical Palapas!
Don't take our word for how great it is check out Dr BBQ and see what a master griller uses.  Yes, that's right the


Dr. BBQ is the long time Spokechef for The Big Green Egg, the world’s greatest smoker and grill. Most days you’ll find him cooking on one somewhere.
Check out his website at for some great recipes and info on the Dr.