The saying “everything tastes better with bacon” holds true from bacon-covered chocolate to bacon cupcake.
Last Christmas, I declared it the Year of the Turducken as our family feasted on the poultry inception made of chicken stuffed into duck within a turkey.
Did I lose you yet?
Turducken is a type of engrastration – a method of cooking in which the remains of one animal are stuffed into another animal.
For Thanksgiving 2015, we tried the bacon-wrapped turducken comprised of a turkey breast wrapped with bacon, layered with boneless skinless chicken breast, duck breast meat, with more bacon, and stuffed with a spicy Italian sausage mixture along with the usual sides.
The juicy roast is entirely boneless making it easy to carve and serve because who’s got time to worry about choking on a bone while feasting.
This impressive looking dish is actually quite simple to prepare and enjoy:
- Preheat oven to 220°F.
- Place the bacon-wrapped turducken roast on a rack and put it in a roasting pan and set it in the center of the oven.
- Bake for 5 to 5 ½ hours at 220°F (until internal temperature exceeds 165°F).
- Baste the roast and then broil on high for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and baste one final time.
- Tent with foil and let it rest for 30 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy with other side dishes, wine and dessert.
- Avoid talking about past family grievances. Let it go.
- Piles dishes and cutlery into dishwasher.
- Pass out from food coma.
With Christmas coming up, swap out the traditional turkey for a bacon-wrapped turducken. This crowd pleasing main entree serves 8 – 10 people and will have your dinner guests drooling and taking the ultimate food porn pics.
Order your bacon-wrapped premium turducken premium roast today at your local Costco or www.echelonfoods.com
Endorsement Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Echelon Foods which I received complimentary products to try. As a credible blogger, I only share products and services that are honest and reflect my own opinion.