NYC Food Guy Says: Happy Thanksgiving, Eat Turbaconducken

Date November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving.  There’s no holiday which better exemplifies all that NYC Food Guy stands for: good food and a lot of it.  So for your gluttonous pleasure, I present to you something that can induce food coma by merely viewing it: Turbaconducken. That’s right, a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey, all wrapped in bacon. Enjoy the gratuitous food porn, click through for the recipe and have a happy Thanksgiving. I want to hear about your Thanksgiving feast in the Comments section!




56 Responses to “NYC Food Guy Says: Happy Thanksgiving, Eat Turbaconducken”

  1. Before Sunrise said:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I am at my aunt’s with my cousin and two other friends. It is always a feast over here 🙂 The Turkey was one of the best I’ve ever had, so moist and tasty! That was the highlight for me along with an almond tart for dessert. THAT was so amazing! Light crust, a not too sweet almond paste as a filling and some roasted almonds sprinkled over the crust on top. Heaven 🙂

    How did you spend your Thanksgiving, Food Guy? What’s your favourite food?

  2. stanley said:

    oh wow food guy you’ve really gone nuts with this…

  3. kristen said:

    OMGZ I AM SO FULLLLLLLLLLL right now it is unbelievable. taking a night off from the murray hill bars to be w/ the fam tonight and just wanna wish all you guys a happy turkey day!! especially you mr food guy!

  4. richsticks said:

    Spent Thanksgiving in the company of NYC Food Guy and his family talking about the latest, greatest, not to be missed culinary delights. Thanks for joining us; it was a blast. It wasn’t (White) Manna from heaven, but it was close!

  5. Phil said:

    Spent thanksgiving at a coworker’s. Food was delightful. Was a bit odd not being with family but I can’t complain. Happy thanksgiving everyone 😀

    Food guy – I think that picture alone could give me a heart attack!

  6. kristen said:

    omgz i just read this story and could TOTALLY see myself doing this….SCARY!!!

  7. kristen said:

    awaiting moderation!!? wtf! i am your most loyal reader food guy, why am i awaiting moderation!!!!

  8. Before Sunrise said:


    Glad to see you are awaiting moderation, thought it was only me…

  9. Before Sunrise said:

    When you guys have left over Thanksgiving food, how do you like to eat it? Just reheat and have it all over again, sandwiches?…

    I love having some turkey sandwiches.

  10. Phil said:

    Also love turkey sandwiches. I don’t get the pleasure of attacking those leftovers though since thanksgiving wasn’t at my house and I didn’t bring a doggie bag home 🙁

  11. Before Sunrise said:

    No leftovers for me either, Phil 🙁 I should have left with a doggie bag!!

  12. HowYaMakinOut said:

    That bacon concoction looks gross!

  13. Melissa said:

    My Thanksgiving was awesome – rich in family, food and fun. See for yourself at my food blog…

  14. Dick said:

    I am not a fan of duck but I would eat this. It’s a low-carb lovers delight?

  15. Jack said:

    Hey Kristen, wanna get a few beers and catch a game?

  16. kristen said:

    i prefer long island ice teas…if it’s your treat, and in murray hill, of course i’m down!

  17. Jon said:

    Holy Hell that looks amazing! They should stuff it with bacon stuffing.

  18. Master said:

    Mmmmmm, turbaconducken just made me hungry again. Fellow posters, here’s an idea for some of that leftover turkey…make a turkey casserole and serve it over rice. At least it’s different from just a sandwich.

  19. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Before Sunrise,
    That almond tart sounds awesome, what made the turkey so tasty? Any secrets? I spent Turkey day with some family and had a great time, my favorite part of the meal was actually some delicious brisket with the turkey coming in a very close second. Believe it or not though, I think the most important part of the meal is good bread stuffing. It really brings everything together.

    You know I don’t fool around. I can’t take credit for making this though, click through to the link, the real credit is due there.

    Thanks for the kind words hun. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too.

    You’re a good man and a great cook. Very cool seeing your to do list, looking forward to hearing about your next eating adventure. We need to get one going.

    You’re not kidding about the power of that photo.

    Bacon stuffing? You’re a crazy mofo. What would be in that? bread and bacon?

    I like the way you think. Nice work. Did you make a casserole?

  20. before sunrise said:

    The secret to the great turkey? No idea 🙂 I wouldn’t even know how to begin making one, however it was really really moist and tender and had some great seasoning to it too.

    I love some good bread stuffing too, although I confess know little about it as I haven’t had much of it in my life time.

  21. Master said:

    I went to a relative’s house and they made a casserole the next day. As for any turkey secrets, it’s all about the seasonings (rosemary, sage, and thyme for me), but more importantly, where you put the seasonings. Some people suggest sticking holes in the turkey and filling it with seasonings, I personally slide the seasonings between the meat and the skin of the turkey. It almost looks bruised before cooking, but afterwards, it’s never a dry bird.

  22. usacopywriter said:

    I love this picture — I gotta try it. Happy New Year!

    Shelly, Nibbles of Tidbits

  23. E.Chabrains said:

    This year for Thanksgiving, I had a small get together at my place. There was a total of 6 people, and as much as I love leftovers, I still had 2 more dinners to go to with my family, so I made this dinner filling, but small enough to have little leftover.

    Instead of getting a whole turkey and dealing with that nightmare in my tiny kitchen, I got a de-boned breast. About 3.5 lbs if my memory is serving me correctly. I cut a “T” shape into it, and opened it and flattened it out, it was about 3/4 inch all around and spread out about 12-14 inches. While I did that I soaked some golden raisins in vermouth, once plump, I mixed them with some ground pork, diced pancetta, toasted pine nuts, and some seasonings. Then I spread this mixture on the turkey, and rolled it up, tied it with twine, and seared it. Next I wrapped it in bacon and popped it in the oven for close to two hours. I basted as it cooked.

    For the sides I made stewed green beans with bacon, sweet potato fluff, home made stuffing, 2 types of buttermilk drop biscuits (bacon and black pepper, and cheddar with scallions) and home made cranberry sauce. For dessert I made a cranberry/apple pie topped with home made whipped cream. I used a recipe from Cooks Illustrated for the crust which calls for half vodka half water, it yields a crisp, buttery, flaky crust that I am still proud of today.

    This was my Thanksgiving in a nutshell, it was a great time and everyone left full and happy.

  24. The NYC Food Guy said:

    E. Chabrains,
    Wow. I just ate a pastrami Sandwich at Sarge’s and I’m all of a sudden hungry again after reading about that insanely mouth watering meal. Want to get married?

  25. zoweee said:

    Dude was apparently too much of a pussy to stuff it with ground beef, but whatever. Nice try.

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  32. Antman said:

    OMG, that’s freakin’ fowl….and bacon.

  33. Hugh Hubble said:

    Interesting Turbaconducken ! And probably quite healthy too. I was led to this site via a UK online newspaper article “This Is Why You’re Fat…”

    Your recipe was suggested as not being particularly good by virtue of its inclusion in that article. However, a Christmas feast in merrye olde Englande could have been a quail in a pigeon in a woodcock in a pheasant in a duck in goose in a swan in a turkey… or similar. the bacon just basts the meat and stops it drying out…

    Check out UK chef Hugh Firnley-Whittingstall’s recipe as shown on British Tv just before Christmas. He did a mediaeval banquet which fed a cast of thousands…. healthy ? You decide.

    Best wishes

    HH (France—no deathly food here !)

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    IF this entices your interests your probably fat and ugly.

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    I’d like the recipe for Chuck’s Day Off Turducken Recipe & his BBQ Ribs. Thanks

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