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Eat & Drink 20 Nov 2013

Roasted Turkey Breast with Lattice Bacon

As seen in Star Magazine, here is Villa Blanca’s Executive Chef Francis Dimitrius’ fabulous roasted turkey recipe.

Photo Courtesy of Casey Brodley


12-14 lb Turkey Breast

16 Slices of bacon

2 Lemons, sliced

1 sprig rosemary

1 sprig thyme

1 sprig sage

2 Red Onion, roughly chopped

1 Celery stalk, roughly chopped

1 Carrot, roughly chopped

2cups Chicken/turkey stock

Aluminum foil

Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 475˚.
  2. Slide your hand underneath the turkey skin, creating a pocket
  3. Rub the turkey breast underneath the skin with the olive oil and place herbs and lemon slices evenly along the breast
  4. Season the outside of the turkey with generous portions of salt and pepper
  5. Place onions, carrots, and celery on the bottom of the roasting pan
  6. Place the turkey breast on top of the vegetables and add stock to the pan.
  7. Roast the turkey breast for 40 minutes to get a nice golden brown color on the skin.
  8. Remove from the oven and create a lattice pattern with the bacon over the top of the turkey breast.
  9. Lower temperature to 325˚, cover the pan with aluminum foil and roast turkey breast for about 1 ½ -2 hours or until the internal temperature has reached 165˚ at the turkeys thickest part.
  10. Remove the aluminum foil the last 30 minutes of cooking to allow the bacon to crisp.
  11. Remove from oven and let the turkey rest for 30 minutes before carving.




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