Turkey Stuffed With Octopus? Crazy Thanksgiving Dishes

November 25, 2015  |  
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Apparently, turkey is not enough for some meat-loving folk come Thanksgiving.  The holiday gets even more festive with these crazy meat combinations.

Turducken

John Madden has sung turducken’s praises.  What is it exactly?  A deboned chicken stuffed inside of a deboned duck, stuffed inside of a deboned turkey.  Decadent!

Turbacon

Exactly as it sounds: bacon-wrapped turkey.  This is probably the most sensible item on this list.

Turbaconducken

This takes the turducken to new heights.  It’s made of, you guessed, it: a deboned chicken stuffed inside of a deboned duck stuffed inside of a deboned turkey, and all wrapped in bacon.

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Cthuken

Thankfully this monstrosity isn’t a trend, but someone sure tried it.  Behold the cthuken: an octopus stuffed inside of a turkey with crab legs on the side and bacon on the top.  For why?

Four-Bird Roast

In this lovely meat combo, a goose is stuffed with guinea fowl, duck, and turkey breast.

10-Bird Roast

A turkey stuffed with goose, duck, mallard, guinea fowl, chicken, pheasant, partridge, pigeon, and woodcock.  Mm, mm, gamey!

17-Bird Royal Roast

Also known as roti sans pareil, this so-called delicacy is a Medieval throwback with one too many ingredients to name.  But here are a few: quail, goose, guinea fowl, duck, pheasant…let’s stop there.

Gilding

Actual gold leaf was utilized in this old roasting technique.  To achieve a golden color, saffron butter also did the trick.  Saffron used to be one of the most expensive spices available.  Talk about showing off!

Cockentrice

This dish from the Middle Ages utilized a pig’s upper body and bottoms it out with a capon or a turkey. Too bad it doesn’t look appetizing at all…

 

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