Wild Turkey, Bacon and Pineapple Skewers Recipe

Bacon in this recipe helps to keep the wild turkey moist during grilling and pairs well with the sweet pineapple and fresh basil.

Wild Turkey, Bacon and Pineapple Skewers Recipe

Bacon intertwined with pineapple and wild turkey makes this recipe both sweet and savory. (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Haugen)

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Appetizers are a great way to introduce people to the amazing flavors of wild game. Try this recipe with wild turkey, pheasant, quail, or grouse.

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound wild turkey breast
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 18 pineapple chunks
  • 18 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ, Teriyaki Sauce, or flavored mustard
  • 6 wooden skewers (soak 10 minutes in water before using)

Directions:


  1. In a large skillet, partially cook bacon (beginning to brown but still flexible). Cool bacon on a paper towel and reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
  2. Cut turkey into 18 bite-sized chunks.
  3. In a medium saucepan, sauté turkey in bacon grease on medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add sauce and continue to sauté another 2 minutes.
  4. When turkey has cooled enough to handle, it is time to assemble the skewers. Start at the top of the skewer with a bacon slice, then add a chunk of turkey, a basil leaf, and a chunk of pineapple. Wrap the slice of bacon over the pineapple and move items down an inch or so. Repeat, intertwining the bacon around the other ingredients.
  5. Place skewers on a hot grill or griddle until bacon crisps and turkey begins to brown, rotate skewers until all sides hit heat.

This wild turkey recipe is from the book "Cooking Game Birds" by Scott & Tiffany Haugen.


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