Now to weave the bacon to create a blanket for the top of the turkey. There’s nothing to be nervous about. Trying out your recipe right now. Add about 1/3 of butter mixture under skin then rub turkey on top of skin to massage butter around under skin. I just wish my thermometer didn’t stop working on my half way through baking. While the turkey is brining, make the bacon butter by adding 5 strips of bacon (cut into 1/2 inch pieces), 1/4 cup of Jeff's original rub, 1 stick of butter and 3 garlic cloves to a food processor. Wish me Luck!!!! Hi Trisha, Good luck and please email us a picture of your turkey to enter our turkey photo contest. Hi Jeannine – I have not published a gravy recipe, but the process is fairly straightforward. I am not doing the vegetables on the bottom, so added a bit of water. GET EMAILS WITH LATEST RECIPES + COOKING TIPS. I’m so glad you enjoyed our Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Lynn. Thanks for your help, I can’t wait to try this recipe! I have not used a turkey roaster myself. Take half of the compounded bacon-herb butter and spread it all around underneath the turkey skin. Skim the fat off the drippings and use to make your gravy. I tied the legs & also around the body to keep the wings flat. Hi Renata. Hi Suzy — No this turkey does not require basting. | Bullet Metro, 9 ridiculously delicious Thanksgiving dishes you can eat without food shame. im sorry im from a foreign country. I have used 375 degrees for years and it works for me. My apologies. Due to the wider shape, shorter length & less elasticity than packaged bacon, the basket weave was a little more “organic” .. I never had to use foil. I think my family will be upset if everything tastes like bacon . Work your hands all the way around the turkey so that the skin is separates from the flesh. Any readers want to weigh in on this discussion? I know, we are a little behind the times! Rub the herb butter all over the turkey until completely coated (making sure to get under the skin!!!). Todd, Brooklyn NY. I think I may have even done that years ago when I was developing the recipe. Thank you! can you add broth as the turkey cooks? Sometimes the old tricks are best. This was also the first turkey I had ever cooked! That said, if you do decide to brine, please write us and let us know how it worked out for you. Place the bird in a large roasting tray, breast side up. This was a great recipe… Easy to visualize, easy to follow, and adaptable. This is gonna be the bomb! This turkey is very straightforward and there is very little that can go wrong. And how long it takes? key tray over a medium heat on the hob. We’ve been extra busy and did not put one together. I am definately going to try this! ​, 1 1/2-2 pounds Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon. If you decide to use a bag please write back and let us know how it works out. Does that ring a bell? Starting at neck end, carefully slide hand between skin and breast meat, then slide hand between skin and thigh meat. I had to eyeball the cooking, maybe cooked it a little too long, but it was still very flavorful and not dry at all. When I worked on this recipe I was concerned that brining the turkey and using a salty brine would be too much. Don’t worry, the bacon is mostly fat which is used for basting and anything left will cook while roasting. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Please write back and let us know how your turkey breast works out. Rub the remaining butter compound over the skin, giving the turkey a good … It kept falling off in chunks. Or what do you do with it? Classic bacon wrapped fillet mignon, drizzled in a garlic herb butter, is delicious. Next time I might add more herbs to the butter bath! See my post on 10 Tips For Making Your Turkey Great – but ignore the one about brining. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Gravy was great and would probably add more chicken broth next time for additional gravy One of our 30 pound turkeys will be wrapped in bacon and put on the BBQ. One slight adjustment we made was to take the bacon jacket off for the last 20 minutes to crisp up the skin which we love. Follow the link below to easily get the latest version. So my advice is to save yourself a step and skip the brine. Add the garlic, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, butter, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Maybe I didn’t pat it dry enough. If you bacon starts to get too dark, just cover it with a little tin foil. Any recipes? Last year we had many people write in saying our Incredible bacon-wrapped turkey was their first turkey ever as well as the best turkey they had ever eaten. You get the same bacon flavor and great presentation but spatchcocking allows you to cook the turkey very evenly and greatly reduces the time the turkey is in the oven. Whether you are using an oven or an electric roaster, I’d keep an eye on it and cover if it starts to get too brown. I could barely get it on to plates … Everyone turned into a pack of Hyaenas ravishing a carcass on the Serengeti!!! I am glad your soup was terrific. I can only imagine the explosion of flavors. Hi! Please let us know how it works out. Love this idea!! We don't cook stuffing in our turkeys, but instead use an herb sachet. Hi Rob — I am glad you wrote in. It took 3 days for them to defrost (good freezer!). Bacon is so salty and flavorful that technically you … 150+ paleo thanksgiving recipe roundup for 2017 (links to the best) — PALEO? Good luck and Merry Christmas! Run … It was amazing! Can you provide any details on what heat you use? You made me a Culinary Star on Thanksgiving! Trying to plan when to serve. Hello, does this turkey require basting? I am sure your turkey will be wonderful! It is easier than you think, more budget friendly than your butcher and a great addition to your menu if you are having friends over. And Canadian love bacon! Hi Summer, this is our very most popular recipe in the history of our website. Place the fresh parsley in the cavity of the turkey. The lowest temperature recommended for safety standards is 325 degrees. That’s a very interesting question. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! I personally like the presentation with the bacon on. Take the tray out of the oven, baste the bird with the pan juices and lay the bacon rashers … HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Once in the oven it all melts to keep the bird nice and moist. This recipe is made with Jones Dry Aged Bacon. Our bad. 1 large handful mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage). Create an account now, and future orders will be faster and easier. It turned out even better this year. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Thanksgiving Turkey was a success! Does it make a difference with this recipe? Good luck with your turkey I am sure it will be fantastic. Please let us know how it works out. I would guess that your turkey wasn’t dry enough and that your butter may have been a bit too hard. I’m Canadian, and even though we went metric I never quite twigged to it and still use the old measures. (I did wash the turkey before putting the butter compound). Dec 17, 2016 - Whether it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter, this bacon-wrapped whole turkey will be the star of the dinner table! It is suitable for smaller 12 – 14 pound turkeys. Thank you for your input. The bacon strips will be a little wide for a chicken — so you can either use them as is or may want to slice them in half lengthwise so you can get a good weave. Our change up is doing it in our Traeger smoker grill. I have only had rave reviews about it and not a person has told me it is too bacon-y. Reduce oven to 350F. I can’t wait to taste it! I had a question about the herbs for the butter mixture, do I throw in the thyme and rosemary on the sprigs or remove them? Course, not going to be creative with the weave, but wonder if it can be used. Add Tip Ask Question Comment Download. I love this method. The reason for roasting upside down is to prevent the white meat from being too dry. Your family was ahead of the curve! You will do just fine. Then take the turkey’s temperature again 15 to 30 minutes before you think it will be done, depending on how close the turkey’s temperature is to being done. I hope your turkey is terrific and your Thanksgiving is wonderful. Alternate weaving horizontal strips and vertical strips until the entire top of the turkey is covered in the jacket. This is a genius idea for all of us who run short on oven space on Thanksgiving. I encourage you to try this turkey! It brings out your inner kindergartener! I am sure other readers would love to know how it works out. Hi there! Place a horizontal strip of bacon across the breast just below the neck hole. Just grab a handful whatever fresh herbs you have on hand – rosemary, sage, thyme or parsley and add it to your butter. I take the turkey out of the oven when it hits 155 to 160 degrees. I love this stuffing I have made for my family for years and years. Looking forward to hearing how your turkey came out Roger. This bacon wrapped turkey breast is covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub then wrapped in a bacon weave for a flavorful, juicy turkey recipe. I thought my turkey was a bit tough and wondered if, perhaps, it was due to the higher temperature. However, my butcher has lovely “Big” chickens and I think this recipe would work lovely with one. Insert the thermometer in a couple places looking for the meatiest part of the turkey, making sure the thermometer is not touching the bone. Jan 30, 2017 - Whether it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter, this bacon-wrapped whole turkey will be the star of the dinner table! | Bullshit Guru, 9 ridiculously delicious Thanksgiving dishes you can eat without food shame. It really does not matter what kind of apples you use. Hi Rick — first of all relax, your turkey is going to be great. The vegetables are there to add a little moisture to the pan and to flavor the drippings that you will use to make gravy. Very impressed! Take turkey out of refrigerator about 30 minutes to 1 hour before roasting. and how do you make gravy from the drippings? What is the reason for the higher temperature than the standard 325 degrees? Hi your recipe called for kosher salt and pepper what do you do with that do you sprinkle it on first. I made my first bacon wrapped turkey in ’99 and haven’t cooked a turkey any other way since. Happy Holidays! This turkey is great all year round. I haven’t made one since September when we had our family Thanksgiving. This bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. I don’t have a food processor. Also, for a 14 lb turkey, how much time is required for it to thaw in the fridge? Both new cooks and experienced cooks have had great results. This just goes to prove that every recipe is not for everybody and everyone’s opinion is valid and valuable. I agree turkey cooked in the bird is the best. | PintVerse, 9 ridiculously delicious Thanksgiving dishes you can eat without food shame. Put the garlic cloves in a food processor and whirl to finely mince. Required fields are marked *. This year we added a variation that I like very much — Bacon-Wrapped Spatchcocked Turkey that Cooks in 80 Minutes. Remove the neck, gizzards, liver, pop-up thermometer and assorted parts that come with your turkey and discard, unless you use these for gravy. In my oven that happens after about 30 minutes. Please write back and let us know how it turns out! The two layers of bacon butter and the bacon jacket take care of the basting for you. Hi Rick, the older I get the one thing I realize over and over is it is a very small world. We believe communal meals are the cornerstone for nurturing healthy bodies, promoting communication and developing strong relationships. I guess for me i enjoy a “cleaner” tasting turkey or more traditional. What do you do with the bacon jacket afterwards? I have done a quick internet search and can not find an answer. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! NO PROBLEM! Roast for 30 minutes at 450 degrees and then reduce heat to 375 degrees. When the bacon has cooled, chop it finely and transfer to a small bowl. No stuffing, no brining, just a little jacket weaving. We’re big on that extra tasty turkey stuffing. I am so glad you enjoyed our Bacon-Wrapped Turkey. I did make a smoked turkey this summer which was the best I ever had. It’s my first time making a turkey for Thanksgivings. If you are not a SNFD subscriber you can sign up on the home page. I am an American and write all my recipes in Fahrenheit and use American weights and measures. In a saute pan, melt 4 tablespoons of the sage butter, add the onions, cook and stir for 15 minutes … Fantastic taste and spectacular presentation. My boss made this turkey, she said she cooked it breast side down so the juices would flow down into the breast while cooking, do you recommend this? the crafty person who enjoys weaving the perfect turkey jacket. Cook for 1 hour 30 minutes, basting every 30 minutes if necessary. HI, When I put the turkey in the roaster do I put it in the oven uncovetrd? #turkey #bacon I was really excited but it just wasn’t what I expected it to be. We just kind of wing it and I’ve never bothered to measure. I do like the idea of adding bits of bacon to the gravy and will take you up on that one in the future. #turkey #bacon I know there are many people who will be interested in the details. Click to download our free e-cookbook: 3 Fabulous Turkey Recipes Guaranteed To Be Spectacular. Hi Natalie, I have not published a gravy recipe. I understand the oven problem. I love this one my husband wants to try it. Cook | Emergenturd, http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016906-classic-pan-gravy, 9 ridiculously delicious Thanksgiving dishes you can eat without food shame. So excited to try this for Thanksgiving! Hi Kim! Hi! Thank you for this amazing recipe! Hi Kim – I use a thick sliced bacon so the slices hold up during the cooking process. (We love our leftovers!!} Place a roasting rack on top of the vegetables and place the turkey on top of the rack. 4.5 to 5.5 hours, for a turkey 12 to 16-pound, serving 10 to 12 people. Though I had tied the leg bones together, the leg & thigh had spread or even separated from the turkey .. Unfortunately, I can’t eat Turkey and we always have a Goose for Christmas (non greasy) just the way my Grandma did it. I made one turkey bacon wrapped, one Cajun injected, and my son-in-law made one smoked outside. Thank you so much for the input. Sorry, I’ve never made a turkey before as my family is not westernized. CAN’T WAIT to take a picture and share it with you!! My husband doesn’t really eat a lot of turkey because he feels most turkey is usually dry and flavorless but said this was the best he’s ever had! My bad! https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/turkey-recipes/the-best-turkey-in-the-world xxx …. I’m looking forward to cooking our turkey with your recipe this year. Do you let a thermometer be your guide as to when the turkey is done? That would be an added step. Then put your turkey on a rack in a roasting pan and apply a generous layer of your herb butter all over the turkey, and rub in well. We really enjoyed all the wonderful pictures we received last year. 15 minutes per pound is an approximate cooking time. I think it depends on your blender. (May I say a beautiful family). In fact the bacon wrapping will be simpler because you don’t have to worry about the wings and legs. On the good side the carcass and left over vegetables I had made one hell of a great soup! Thankfully, no you do not cook the bacon. Step 5: Prepare Herb Sachet . 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened Good luck! I would love to try this recipe but need my oven for other dishes. Goodness, gracious, it is delicious. I hear you on the stuffing. Place oven shelf in bottom of the oven. Please let us know how your Bacon-Wrapped Turkey works out! Happy Thanksgiving! We are very careful to cover the birds as soon as they are brown. Kim and Lauren are the mother-daughter team behind Something New For Dinner. Happy Holidays! We would love to see your creation. Can you use this recipe with a pre-cooked turkey? =) I look forward to many more shared recipes and tips … Thank you so much!! Hi Rick — No turkey bag needed. I have done a little research and there are many people that recommend this technique for at least part of the cooking time. (If preparing a day ahead, cover the turkey with foil and refrigerate at this stage.) Then chop the bacon up and add it to the gravy (and a BLT while I am cooking). https://www.delish.com/.../a24443634/bacon-wrapped-turkey-recipe Don’t try and guess the time, use a thermometer. My son loves stuffing however and I don’t want to let him down. I think it is fabulous you are cooking with your daughter. Place an oven rack in the bottom of the oven and remove all the top racks. My Mother always does the turkey but I think this will impress all but the serious vegetarians. We have done this for 7 years now and they always turn out beautiful!! Hi! Here is an article from the New York Times that describes how you make basic gravy: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016906-classic-pan-gravy. https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-bacon-wrapped-turkey-237557 Please email us a photo to enter our turkey photo contest. Even the more experienced chefs within my group were completely blown away! That is the beauty of it. YUM! The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic. Making this turkey for Thanksgiving! https://www.jellytoastblog.com/bacon-herb-roasted-turkey-breast-my The bird was delicious, moist and flavorful with a slight taste of the bacon but not overpowering I really like your blog and your recipes. This will be my go to recipe. Bacon-Wrapped Spatchcocked Turkey That Cooks In 80 Minutes, http://www.butterball.com/how-tos/thaw-a-turkey, Fantastically Festive Foods - The Christmas Pantry, The Ultimate Guide To A Delicious Thanksgiving - HoneyBear Lane, 9 ridiculously delicious Thanksgiving dishes you can eat without food shame. and baste. You’ll also have access to past purchases. Hi, what do you do with the carrots, celery and leeks when it is done? How much is a handful for the herbs and spices? Just cover the turkey with tinfoil when the bacon is cooked, about 30 minutes after you put it in the oven. To prepare the herb butter, combine the butter, herbs, and bacon in a small bowl and mix well. I’m thinking about doing this but don’t want a bacon-flavored turkey. Remove from oven and drape with bacon slices. | My One and Only You, 9 ridiculously delicious Thanksgiving dishes you can eat without food shame. Place … We’d love to hear from you after the fact. In addition to our website we work with brands to develop and photograph recipes and provide food and travel related content. I’ll be trying this! Very excited. The higher the heat, the faster the turkey cooks. My sister Becky made the gravy from our drippings and it was delicious. . They are there to provide moisture and a little flavor but are not intended to be eaten. The vegetables are not meant to be eaten. Our family ranges from 11 to 66, and everyone liked the variety of “birds”, and want a bacon wrapped turkey again… Maybe in a couple months!! Hi Deena, I have not used this technique, but it makes some sense. Will I need a turkey bag? If you have time the day before, salt the turkey. Rub the turkey all over with the butter. We eat it! Have you ever brined the turkey first? Without divulging last names, the people who first told me about bacon-wrapped turkey were Kati, Matt and Brody. This bacon wrapped turkey is every bit as incredible as it looks. I did not add broth as the turkey cooks, but if that is the way you typically make your gravy I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work. You absolutely can stuff the bird. Yes, you can definitely adapt this recipe for a chicken. You may want to check it out too. Rub the turkey with the bacon butter both inside and out. I did not like the turkey that this recipe made. Your site has just moved to the top my “Fav” cooking blogs list! Please let us know if you give it a try and email us a photo to enter our turkey photo contest. If you are planning this turkey for Christmas, you had better get thawing! Hi Bev, I see no reason for a bag, but have not tried it. Yes, the 30 minutes is included in the “estimated” cooking time. When you stuff a turkey it takes longer to cook. Craig Claiborne published a recipe in the New York Times where he starts his turkey at 450 degrees for 45 minutes and then reduces it to 400 degrees. I’m so glad you are going to give this incredible turkey a try. You can still stuff the bird. This will be my 3rd turkey made ever and I want it to be perfect ! Yes, season the turkey with salt and pepper after you give it the bacon-butter massage and before you make the bacon jacket. Please let us know what you think by commenting and rating our recipes or writing in with any questions you have. Coat turkey with remaining Please snap some pictures and enter them into our turkey photo contest! | Big Fat Web, Anthimus » How to Make an Epic Paleo Thanksgiving, Bacon-Wrapped Spatchcocked Turkey that Cooks in 80 Minutes, Bacon-Wrapped Spatchcocked Turkey in 80 Minutes, 9 ridiculously delicious Thanksgiving dishes you can eat without food shame. Turkeys are different sizes, have different moisture content and ovens are not always perfectly calibrated and have hot and cold spots, so the best way to judge how long to cook a turkey is to take its temperature. : ). Next time, I will use thicker bacon & get a half pound more & try the bacon butter. Freeze until ready to use. Can you share how you made it? I love bacon but I found it to be too much of a greasy flavor in the meat and it wasn’t for me. We are an extremely large group, so we typically cook two 30+ pound turkeys and one 20 pound turkey. Don’t forget to take a picture of your turkey and enter it into our turkey photo contest! I love your Fahrenheit and imperial measures. 3.5 to 4.5 hours, for a turkey 8 to 12-pound, serving 8 people. Season with salt and pepper. I like to watch this video by Tante Marie every Thanksgiving to help me keep perspective. Hi Mark, Second year running I did this with our two birds. I have not tested the difference in the outcome of turkeys cooked at different temperatures, but it would be interesting to do if you had a commercial ovens where you could cook three turkeys at three different temperatures. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I agree Manda. Of course there is always a first, but so far only fabulous reviews, even from people who have never cooked a turkey before. There are a variety of temperatures you can cook a turkey at. Just put the bacon in the food processor with the butter, herbs and garlic and pulse it until it is all combined. I’ve been wanting to try this recipe and finally got to do it this year. I absolutely can not wait to try this recipe on our Christmas turkey! Thanks for sharing. Nov 15, 2016 - Whether it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter, this bacon-wrapped whole turkey will be the star of the dinner table! I’ve never tried it. And what brand of bacon did you used. Season with a little salt and pepper. Skim away most of the fat from the surface into a jar, cool Together we have created a website devoted to providing flavorful, nutritious meals to share with family and friends. I think it would just be a load of fun to have my daughter make her first turkey and be able to enter it into any sort of contest. We prepare our turkeys as if they are going into the oven and then put the pan right on the grills of the BBQ. Rub the remaining butter compound over the skin, giving the turkey a good butter-bacon massage. The Spruce / Zorica Lakonic. Hi Charlie, I am not sure what you mean by “out of the box,” but a turkey breast will work fine. Will definitely be making it again. Get yourself a reliable digital thermometer and take the turkey’s temperature about an hour before you think it will be done. Always use a thermometer to safely determine when the turkey is done. Yes, you can wrap a turkey breast using the same technique as for a whole turkey. And does the gravy taste like bacon? Your instructions and suggestions were clear and easy to follow. Just finished eating and this turkey was very good…. This is a recipe I will always use for turkeys and other fowl! I used to be a diehard briner and always brined my turkeys. And keep in mind this is my first turkey everrrr. Need a gravy recipe though. When cooking this turkey, is the 30 minutes at 450 included for total cooking time is 3 1/2 for 14 pound turkey, or would it be total cooking of 4 hours? Kim develops the recipes, shoots the photography and writes the posts and weekly emails to our subscribers. Sprinkle sage and garlic powder over the entire turkey. Thank you so much for the kind words. After removing it from the oven and letting it rest, I went to carve and plate … The meat fell right off the carcass! Happy Thanksgiving! It will be great! I knew we needed to use them up, but was afraid they might be dry. Maybe in January. I will put one together soon. I had originally been doing research for a spatchcocked recipe … LUCKILY, I came across yours, and discovered the Bacon Wrapped recipe link in the opening paragraph … I Clicked … The rest was history! I love the idea, but would probably be cooking a 20 lb turkey. I’m definitely going to try this on a small turkey this year, too fun! The bacon protects the turkey from drying out. We will surely let you know how it turns out. This juicy, tender Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon is slathered with sage-infused butter, shingled with crispy bacon, and glazed with maple syrup for the best Thanksgiving turkey you've ever … Send in any pictures and I will do my best to share one on my weekly email to subscribers. Step 1 of the bacon butter calls for ” 1/2 pound of bacon and pulse to combine”; do you cook the bacon first and then add it to the processor to pulse? Good luck! Now, what about stuffing? Then I put it in an electric roaster for the remainder of the time at 350. Who doesn’t enjoy a great meal with those you love? The turkey leftovers were still moist and delicious too! Good luck! A handful can vary and the exact amount is not important. If the bacon starts to become a little dark I cover it with tin foil. Now place a vertical strip of bacon on the far right of the bird, going from the neck end towards the bottom of the bird. One of our readers wrote in and told us she did not need to cover the bacon when she used an electric roaster and it worked out beautifully. Wow! farenheit or celsius? Hi Michelle, I am glad you got to try this fun recipe. Good luck and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you! Keep a close eye on the turkey until you cover it with tinfoil because you don’t want the bacon to burn. Carefully slide butter slices between skin and leg, thigh, and breast meat to cover (there will be a generous amount of butter mixture). How does that change the recipe? I put it in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes. Several people wrote in telling me this was the first turkey they have ever made. Unfortunately I do not have the oven space. Sadly we are not holding a photo contest this year. . If so, how often? Start by wrapping the drumsticks. This turkey cooks in just 80 minutes. Unfortunately, the browser you’re currently using is outdated. We are always short on oven space since we typically have around 50 family members at our Thanksgiving table. Preheat oven to 325°F. I had some friends move to Bend, that would be a small world if that is how you learned of the method. Please contact us here to work with us. That was how my family didit when I was young in the 1950’s and 60’s . Carve it up with the turkey and serve everyone a piece. Looking forward to the results and rave reviews…… I have taken pre-cook pictures, and will take some after as well! Spread the rest of the butter all over the skin. As soon as the bacon is done, cover it in foil and put it back in the oven. Your email address will not be published. Here are a few facts you might find useful, before making your bacon wrapped turkey recipe. Finely chop 2 slices of the bacon. There is something really fun about bacon butter and woven bacon jackets. And I never turn down a good BLT sandwich! My 7 year old daughter and I are going to be preparing this for our extended family this year, 2015. I’m making it again this year. I made this turkey last year and it was amazing. We make the gravy while the bird is resting before we carve it. However I was curious if i could prep the turkey the night before so that I can just pop it in the oven in the morning. Going to make this bird this year, hows the gravy turn out? My bacon wrapped turkey was phenomenal! Here is a link from Butterball turkey that discusses two ways to thaw a turkey. Canadian Thanksgiving. Good luck and let us know how your turkey turns out. With this delicious turkey breast with bacon, which features a sweet honey garlic rub and crispy bacon wrap, your family will be happy you decided to cook turkey breast this Thanksgiving. And that is a wonderful thing. I’m planning on using extra thick peppered bacon for even more punch! It is fun to make and one of the easiest, most flavorful and moist turkeys I have ever made. Your email address will not be published. I am glad you enjoyed the end result. Take half of the compounded bacon-herb butter and spread it all around underneath the turkey skin. Begin at the back to the drumstick and wind the bacon around trying to slightly overlap each piece until each drumstick is covered. A turkey is done when its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Heat the oven to 450 degrees. I hope that helps. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the rendered bacon fat separately. It is free. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Slide your hands between the turkey and the skin to separate. Add herbs and briefly pulse to chop. I’ve got this turkey in the oven right now! Say goodbye to brining - wrap your holiday turkey in a blanket of bacon to create a show-stopping centerpiece. 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