1 turkey breast (free range or organic, skin on)

4 strips smoked bacon

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 sprig fresh rosemary, roughly chopped

2 sprigs fresh thyme, roughly chopped

2 sprigs fresh sage, roughly chopped

coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


1. Season the turkey breast with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Add olive oil to a cast iron skillet and sear turkey over medium heat until golden brown (about 3 – 4 minutes), beginning with the skin side. Add butter, chopped rosemary, thyme and sage. Drape the bacon slices over the top of the turkey. Roast the turkey breast in the oven at 350 degrees until the bacon is crispy and the juices from the turkey run clear (about 30 - 35 minutes). Allow the turkey to rest in a warm place for 5 – 10 minutes, slice and serve with the crispy bacon.

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