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.

10
Servings
718
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

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
73g
100%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
28g
100%
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
2g
4%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Sodium, Na
193mg
13%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
1g
0%

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.