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.


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!


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


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.



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.


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!


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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