I'm hoping everyone had a delicious Thanksgiving weekend.
I am bursting at the seams to share our Bacon Turkey adventure!
While in L.A. two weeks ago my dearly beloved caught some episode on the Food Channel about a bacon wrapped Turkey Breast. That idea became the Holy Grail of Thanksgiving this year.
The weekend before Thanksgiving we did a trial run and it was delicious. Unfortunately, we ate the left-overs until Wednesday. The next day we did it again for Thanksgiving! It was even better, we had gotten the initial quirks out of the dish, however by then it was a little hard to choke down more leftovers.
Fortunately, our son, Rob gladly took them home with him.
I'd like to share our delicious process with you. (Pardon our pictures of mugging for the camera!)
1. Buy a boneless turkey breast (we used a butterball)
2. Butterfly the breast and pound it slightly to flatten.
3. I made a stuffing ahead of time of Couscous mixed with mushrooms, onion, garlic, red pepper, celery, thyme, salt and pepper. (You could really get creative, use your own recipe, whatever you feel is festive!)
4. Spread the stuffing on the breast, roll the turkey breast into a bundle and tie it with twine.
5. Make a latticework of woven bacon on wax paper. Place the Turkey roll on the top of the lattice and roll towards you. This will make a woven bacon cover for your turkey roll. Place the wax paper turkey roll in the refrigerator to set.
6. Fire up the B-B-Q and grill that bacon turkey goodness! We started on high and took it low to cook for about an hour and a half!
Woo-hoo!! We christened it the Baconator!
Here's hoping your Thanksgiving was as delicious as ours was.