Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Recipe

thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey Alternative

Thanksgiving is all about the sides which means my oven isn’t big enough for all of that AND a turkey.  Therefore, I make a bacon-wrapped turkey on the hob.

Not only does our bacon-wrapped turkey free up space in the oven for Cornbread Stuffing Muffins and Pecan Sweet Potatoes but also tastes better than a roast turkey!

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Recipe


A mix of oranges, butter, maple syrup and streaky bacon make this a WOW main dish that is sweet, salty and juicy.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.


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thanksgiving turkey

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

A mix of oranges, butter, maple syrup and streaky bacon make this a WOW main dish that is sweet, salty and juicy.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. 
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CuisineAmerican
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings8 people

Ingredients

Orange Butter

  • 25 grams butter
  • 2 medium oranges zest only
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Turkey

  • 4 medium oranges thickly sliced
  • 8 escalopes turkey
  • 16 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Maple Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 25 grams butter

Instructions

Orange Butter

  • Soften the butter and mix with the orange zest along with the freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Store in the fridge until required.

Bacon Turkey

  • Spread the orange butter on the turkey and roll up each turkey escalope.
  • Wrap turkey in two rashers of bacon and fold into thirds like a business letter.
  • Heat olive oil in a large, non-stick fry pan that has a lid.
  • Place rolled bacon turkey in the pan in one layer. Cover with orange slices.
  • Cook on low heat until turkey is cooked through.
  • Uncover the pan, remove and discard the orange slices.
  • Turn heat to medium to crisp the bacon. Turn as required to crisp the bacon.

Maple Glaze

  • Melt the butter and mix with maple syrup.
  • Pour glaze over cooked turkey. With the heat on medium, continually spoon the glaze over the turkey until thick and coating the meat.
  • Turn off the heat and let meat rest at least 5 minutes before serving.
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