In a year full of curveballs, perhaps Americans will want to spend the Thanksgiving holiday focusing on what makes them happy. And if they happen to love turkey, as well as assorted items from Dunkin’ Donuts, here’s a bizarre recipe that can surely help them reach ecstasy.
Meet the TurDunkin’, which is not to be confused with the turducken — a turkey that’s stuffed with a duck that’s stuffed with a chicken. Boston Magazine reports that this dish, created by MIT students in 2010 on a blog called Unwholesome Foods, has resurfaced just in time for this week’s festivities.
A league apart from the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey that went viral last November — mostly for the industrial-size block of cheese stuffed in its cavity, this bird is first marinated overnight in a bath of orange and strawberry Coolattas, which gives it a fluorescent pink color. Next, the cavity is stuffed with 50 toasted Munchkin Donut Holes that are sauteed with onion, then mixed with dried sage and vegetable broth. Later on, when the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees in the oven, a sugar glaze inspired by none other than a glazed doughnut gets a light basting on top. Just 20 minutes later when the turkey comes out of the oven, a coat of rainbow sprinkles goes on top.
To top it all off, the dish is served with a coffee gravy made with Dunkin’s fine brew.
If it seems like a horrifying combination, that’s because it is. But one of the recipe’s creators, Beth Baniszewski, told Boston Magazine it doesn’t taste half bad.
“Pretty good! Sweet and sour in the right way,” she said, adding there is one regret. “In retrospect, we should have gone with a traditional red-eye gravy. You live, you learn.”
The recipe comes with a bonus extra: Mash Browns, or mashed-up hash browns from Dunkin’. And, yes, you can pour whatever gravy you ultimately choose all over them.
The recipe’s blog post concludes with reviews from the original developers. Two of them mentioned that the Coolatta failed to penetrate the turkey meat, but that the bites were still moist. One of them also noted her love for sweet and savory combinations, which this dish absolutely provides.
Added another, “While the first several bites were delicious, I quickly descended into a hell for the gluttonous that would be beyond the imaginings of pedestrians like Dante. That having been said I had several servings.”