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5 Simple But Original Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes to Impress Your Guests

4 Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy 5 Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

5. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey
1(10 pounds) turkey
1 pound bacon, sliced into thin long strips
10 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cup olive oil
1 red chili pepper, cut
2 cups water
8-10 sprigs fresh herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, sage, or their combination), cut into small sprigs.
1 Preheat the oven to 500 degree F. Wash the turkey inside and out, pat dry with paper towels.
2 Mix minced garlic, cut herb mixture, chill pepper, and olive oil – make a spice paste. Carefully rub the paste underneath the skin of the turkey.
3 Pour 2 cups of water into the roasting pan, and roast the turkey for about 30 minutes.
4 Remove the bird from the oven and turn the heat to 350 degrees F. Cover the turkey in the bacon slices. To make the turkey looks more beautiful; cover it a crisscross pattern. Continue roasting for 2 more hours.
Serve it decorated with fresh herbs.