Bacon-Blanketed, Herb Roasted Turkey

Bacon-Blanketed, Herb Roasted Turkey
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This is the turkey. I’ve been perfecting this for many years now. I must say, it is a showstopper, and delicious to boot, because I treat it well. I send my turkey to a bacon spa. It gets a salt scrub, a bacon butter deep tissue massage, a hand-woven bacon spa robe, some time in the sauna and a little tanning to finish it off.

Notes

This recipe was adapted from its original on The Runaway Spoon. Visit the website for the full recipe and for other delicious recipes. 

Ingredients

  • One  10 to 15-pound turkey
  • 1 1/2  Pound  bacon
  • 1/2  Pound  butter
  • Fresh herbs, such as sage, thyme, oregano, parsley, marjoram, and rosemary
  • carrots, roughly chopped
  • stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • onions, roughly chopped
  • leeks, roughly chopped
  • apples, sliced in half

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
74mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Sodium, Na
619mg
41%
Water
31g
1%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.