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The Chew's Turketta

The Chew
Servings: 10 to 12
2+ hr

Pancetta-Stuffed Turkey

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
The Chew's Turketta
  • 10-15 pound Fresh Turkey (de-boned)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 pound Pancetta (finely chopped)
  • 10 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 Lemons (zest)
  • 1 Orange (zest)
  • 4 sprigs Rosemary (stripped and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Chile Flake
  • 2 tablespoons Rinsed Capers (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pancetta in a food processor and pulse until you form a paste. Thoroughly mix the pancetta with the remaining ingredients.  Lay the turkey on a cutting board flesh side up and score every inch.  Rub the flesh with the pancetta paste, thoroughly rubbing into the scores.  
  • Roll it up, skin side out, and tie with butcher twine. Season the skin lightly with salt.  Place into 350 degree oven and roast for 1 hour.  Turn the heat up to 400 and bake for another 1/2 hour or until the skin is crisp and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.  Let the turketta rest for 30 minutes.
  • Gently slice the turketta and serve. Serve with salsa verde and gravy.
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