Bacon-Blanketed, Herb Roasted Turkey

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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.

10
Servings
1097
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 4 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 leeks, roughly chopped
  • 4 apples, sliced in half

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
68g
100%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
384mg
100%
Protein
97g
100%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
352µg
39%
Vitamin B12
5µg
88%
Vitamin B6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C
10mg
17%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
87mg
9%
Fiber
3g
14%
Folate (food)
57µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
57µg
14%
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
125mg
31%
Monounsaturated
24g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
34mg
100%
Phosphorus
875mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
11g
N/A
Potassium
1285mg
37%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
50.4%
Sodium
925mg
39%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
29.2%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
8mg
54%

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