Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bikini Tanned Turkey

As seen everywhere on the internet

Learn how to make this sexy bikini turkey and give your family or guests a great laugh!

a whole turkey
sage or poultry seasoning
tin foil

toothpicks, as needed

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Make sure turkey is completely thawed. Reach inside cavities and remove neck and giblets. Save for another recipe. Wash turkey and pat dry. Next, size up your turkey and use scissors to design a bikini bottom out of tin foil. Place on turkey. You may need to secure it in place with some toothpicks.

For the bikini top, lay out a piece of tin foil. Use a small juice glass to draw 2 circles for the bra top, then draw out the straps, cut and place over turkey breasts. Use toothpicks if needed.

Optionally, you can undo the wings, lift over the turkey neck and tie together with cooking twine.

Spray a roasting pan liberally with non-stick spray, then place turkey in pan.

Make sure the tin foil is smoothed flat on the skin. Next sprinkle the turkey with SAGE, this will give the turkey great flavor. Then sprinkle generously with PAPRIKA. This is going to give it that wonderful golden tan, so don't be skimpy on it. Gently pat the herbs against the skin, so they stick well.

Use a moist paper towel and gently wipe off excess herbs that have stuck to the tin foil bikini. (You don't want any herbs under the foil)

Bake turkey in oven. When turkey is past half it's cooking time, gently, remove the bikini. Continue cooking until done. 

Guide to cooking times:
6 to 8 pounds 2-1/2 to 3 hours
8 to 12 pounds 3 to 4 hours
12 to 16 pounds 4 to 5 hours
16 to 20 pounds 5 to 5-1/2 hours
20 to 24 pounds 5-1/2 to 6 hours 

If using a meat thermometer, place the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh, taking care that it does not touch any bone. Roast the turkey until the meat thermometer reaches 170-180 degrees F.

When turkey is done pull out of oven and let sit 20-30 minutes while you assemble the rest of the meal, set the table etc. You may wish to cover turkey with a light foil tent to "hide the surprise bikini".

Use the poultry forks to transfer the turkey to a serving platter. Your dinner is sure to be a comical hit!
  Be sure to take LOTS of photos!!

Try to make this turkey "top secret" and surprise the guests!
Every time you check it, tell them it's a top secret recipe and everyone must leave the kitchen. 

Forbid anyone to look in the oven.
Don't forget to take a photo and send them to


  1. I wanted to let you know that your recipe is featured on this weeks Manic Monday :)


  2. This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time! Thanks you so much for sharing this and bringing a smile to my face!
    cynthia at http://FeedingBig.blogspot.com

  3. I still smile when I see this turkey!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week!

  4. You are featured in my blog today!
    Do you mind if I post your recipe with your photo on pinterest?


    1. Oh my gosh, I thinks it's an honor!! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner!!