BBQ Bacon Wrapped Turkey Medallions with Grilled Peach Salsa Recipe #GrillCdnTurkey

As the weather continues to be warm and “summery”, we are finding ourselves outdoors more and more. Even on the days where I may personally be indoors with the AC, I am in no mind to be cooking in my kitchen. Who wants to heat up the house just to cook dinner? Most meals this summer have been on the BBQ or take-out, depending on our schedule. A part of me is looking forward to cooler temperatures so I can do some baking again.

Luckily both hubs and I love to barbecue and are both willing to lend a hand come dinner time. One thing about barbecuing is that your food locks in the flavour and it is easy to cook everyone’s meal exactly like they want. Some of my kids like things a bit more charred, others not so much. We have a large grill allowing for multiple foods to be cooked at the same time as well.

Usually by night the sun is down and the breeze cools things off so we can sit outside and eat. I think that is my most favourite thing about summer, eating outside. As we grill all year-long, but you can not really eat outside in a blizzard.

This yummy Turkey recipe is perfect for the grill. It is fresh and tasty with a delicious Peach salsa. If you can get your hands on some local peaches, that would be best.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Turkey Medallions w/Grilled Peach Salsa

Serves: 4-6 people

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

2 lbs Canadian turkey breast, boneless

4-6 slices of bacon

2 ½ tsp seasoning rub

For rub:

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp sweet paprika

½ tsp dried rosemary

½ tsp dried thyme

For Salsa:

1 large firm peach

1 red pepper

½ small red onion

4 leaves basil

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut the turkey breast into 2-inch steaks.
  2. Wrap each steak with one slice of bacon.  Secure with a skewer through to both sides of the bacon wrapped steak.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Combine the spices to make the seasoning rub.  Rub each steak generously on both sides.  
  5. Grill steaks over low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes per side until meat is cooked through and registers 165°F (74°C) on a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat. (Heat setting and cook time will depend on the power of your BBQ.)
  6. While steaks are cooking, make the salsa.  Cut the peach in half and remove the pit.  Grill over high heat until the peach is slightly charred but still firm, 2-4 mins.  Remove from heat and dice.
  7. Dice the red pepper and onion.  Tear the basil into small pieces.
  8. Combine the peach, onion, red pepper and basil.  Dress with olive oil and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve alongside the turkey steaks.

TIP: Use turkey bacon for a lighter, healthier version of this recipe.

All the great tastes and textures of summer in one wonderful meal the entire family will enjoy!

Canadians are crazy for BBQ season.  And nothing says summer barbeque better than putting juicy, tasty turkey on the grill.  Canadian turkey is a great fit for the protein in any grilling recipe, and provides new and exciting options for your tried and true family favourites.

There is a large variety of cuts to choose from.  Turkey breast roast, turkey thigh roast, drumsticks, whole turkey or half a turkey – all of these cuts are perfect for low and slow cooking on the BBQ.  These hearty cuts cook up into delicious dishes that can feed an entire crowd for a backyard party.  And don’t forget to make extra for leftovers that you can use for lunches and snacks!  Turkey makes a great staple to have on hand in the fridge or the freezer so you can whip up a delicious main course on the fly, or pull together an amazing summer salad.  This makes it such an economical choice, perfect for planning and cooking on an everyday family budget.

There are plenty of cuts for quick cooking too.  Turkey sausages, turkey breast steaks, drummettes and wings, thigh or breast kebobs and ground turkey – your local grocer or butcher carries a host of options for you to try.  These cuts are best suited for grilling over medium to high heat and will usually cook up in a pretty quick time.  Cooking a big batch of turkey on the barbeque gives you options to get creative with so many of your favourite summer dishes.

Here are some tips to help you get the most flavour out of your favourite turkey grilling recipes:

  1. Learn to use direct and indirect heat. Direct heat works best to sear turkey, develop savoury crusts on your cuts, create flavourful grill marks and cook smaller or thinner cuts of meat quickly.  Indirect heat works for larger cuts of meat that need to cook low and slow, coaxing out flavours while keeping cuts moist and tender.
  2. Smoke and sizzle mean big flavor. Use the barbeque to brown your turkey and create caramelization that adds big, bold flavour and keeps your meat juicy and tender.  Smoke adds that unique and special BBQ taste, allowing you to cut down on salt, sugar and fat.
  3. Preheat your grill to hot so that food will sear on contact and avoid sticking.
  4. Clean your grill thoroughly before you begin to barbecue to remove any pieces of old food and any burned bits that can make your food taste bitter.
  5. Use marinades to infuse flavours into cuts of turkey. Visit canadianturkey.ca for recipe inspiration for delicious results!

Canadian Turkey makes it simple to get grilling this summer with all the recipes and HOW TOs you need. Just visit www.canadianturkey.ca to download your Summer Grilling Guide!

This post has been brought to you by Canadian Turkey, all opinions are my own

Comments

  1. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says

    All of them:) But particularly, the Cajun turkey and the turkey burger look excellent.

  2. I would like to try the JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA

  3. Elva Roberts says

    I would love to try the Italian Turkey Burgers with all their lovely spices.

  4. Francine says

    I’ll be trying the JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA

  5. Stephanie says

    The Smokey Citrus Turkey Taco Salad sounds like it would be a big hit in my house!

  6. Susan T. says

    My family would like the Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs!

  7. tammy ta says

    THE JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WOULD BE SURE TO BECOME A FAV. AT MY HOUSE

  8. I’m going to enjoy the Piri Piri turkey drums.

  9. I will be trying the Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs

  10. The Teriyaki Turkey Kabobs look delicious.

  11. cgrandy823 says

    I love Honey Garlic, so the Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs would be good to try.

  12. Shelley N says

    The Piri Piri Turkey Drummettes look yummy

  13. wendy hutton says

    the honey garlic brined turkey legs would be a big hit

  14. I would like to try Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs

  15. Jackie M says

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Turkey Medallions w/Grilled Peach Salsa is delish!

  16. Donna L. says

    My family will love the Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes.

  17. Florence Cochrane says

    SWEET AND SPICY BBQ’D ½ TURKEY ON THE GRILL is a recipe I want to try,

  18. Tara Betterley says

    TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS looks like a great recipe to try. Can’t wait..

  19. The Smokey Citrus Turkey Taco Salad – YUM YUM

  20. Tricia Cooper says

    Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs! I don’t think we’ve ever done honey garlic turkey but I’m sure it would be a hit in our house!

  21. I would like to try the SUMMER BBQ TURKEY DINNER PACKETS. They would make dinner time fun.

  22. edmontonjb says

    I think my family would love the BLACKENED TURKEY SCALLOPINE SANDWICHES

    ~Jonnie

  23. Lynda Cook says

    I would love to try the KOREAN BBQ TURKEY WINGS

  24. Rosanne Robinson says

    I’m sure the Italian Turkey Burgers will be a huge hit with my family.

  25. Carol Denny says

    PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES look tasty!

  26. Carole D says

    The Smokey Citrus Turkey Taco Salad would be a family favourite for sure!

  27. kathy downey says

    I would like to try the Italian Turkey Burgers

  28. Would love to try the the Piri Piri turkey drums.

  29. My family would like the Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs

  30. The JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA sounds yummy

  31. The Italian Turkey Burgers sound amazing!

  32. ivy pluchinsky says

    I would love to try the Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs!

  33. The Grilled Tacos sound delicious.

  34. Andrea Williams says

    I would like to try the Chimichurri Turkey Breast on the Grill.

  35. Debbie White Beattie says

    I think the GRILLED HERB-INFUSED TURKEY PIECES sounds amazingly delicious and I want to try it as soon as I get the ingredients

  36. The Alberta Turkey Burger would be something I would get my hubby to make!

  37. Hello,
    Your TURKEY KABOBS Recipe …. yummy.
    thank you.

  38. Jennifer P. says

    For sure we would love the Grilled Turkey Thigh Taco Bowls in our house – they’d definitely become a family favourite!

  39. erin mcsweeney says

    the PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES for sure

  40. I think the BEER CAN BBQ TURKEY would be a favorite . I have heard of doing that with chicken so why not! I will have to borrow a can from someone since I am in a wine household lol

  41. I think the Piri Piri recipe looks great.

  42. Mary Boudreau says

    I think the Smokey Citrus Turkey Taco Salad would be a hit with the whole family

  43. Juliee Fitze says

    I would like to try the HONEY GARLIC BRINED TURKEY LEGS.

  44. Grilled Apple ‘n’ Honey Turkey. Mmmm

  45. Marlene J says

    SMOKEY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD – yummy

  46. I would like to try the Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs!

  47. I would like to try the PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES.

  48. we’d love the beer can bbq turkey!

  49. nicky marie says

    The recipe for COCONUT LIME TURKEY KABOBS looks amazing! We’ll be trying that.

  50. The JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA looks amazing,I want to try those for sure!

  51. The GRILL TURKEY TENDERLOINS WITH GUAVA GUAJILLO CHILE BBQ SAUCE sounds delicious.

  52. The Jerk BBQ Chicken Kebabs with Mango Salsa! Yum!

  53. BobbiJo pentney says

    Jerk BBQ Turkey Keobobs would be awesome, I would not heat the house and the kids would love them.

  54. Mishelle Greening says

    I think our next family fav will be SUMMER BBQ TURKEY DINNER PACKETS because it looks so yummy and easy!

    Mishelle

  55. Candice Youngdale says

    The Kabobs look yummy

  56. Heather Ritz says

    Teriyaki Turkey Kabobs

  57. Beer Can BBQ Turkey would be a favourite in this household.

  58. The PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES look delicious!

  59. SMOKED TURKEY DRUMSTICKS & CHOCOLATE CHILI BBQ SAUCE sound delish

  60. Teriyaki turkey kabobs look yummy

  61. Vivian Dionne says

    The PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES would be a hit with my family.

  62. julielaura1 says

    The Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs look delicious!

  63. Maritess S says

    My family will surely enjoy PIRI PIRI GRILLED TURKEY DRUMMETTES

  64. I’m planning to try Grilled Turkey Tacos

  65. Sunshine G says

    I want to give the Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs a shot!

  66. Dianne G says

    I think we would enjoy the Turkey Yakatori on the grill.

  67. My grill will be screaming with the spicy, yummy heat of the Blackened Turkey Scallopine sandwiches this summer!

  68. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    It’s a toss up between the ALBERTA TURKEY BURGER (‘cos I’m in AB so feel I must try this) and the TERIYAKI TURKEY KABOBS. 🙂

  69. misselles80 says

    So many amazing looking recipes! I want to try the Grilled Turkey Scallopine with Corn Bacon Saute! Thanks for the chance to win!

    https://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/grilled-turkey-scallopine-with-corn-bacon-saute/

  70. Garlic Sesame Turkey Steaks

  71. I would try the COCONUT LIME TURKEY KABOBS

  72. Garnet Leib says

    Alberta Turkey Burger

  73. Shirleyp says

    The Alberta turkey burger

  74. The GRILL ROASTED TURKEY BREAST ROULADE sounds amazing!

  75. I think my family would enjoy the Alberta Turkey Burgers, though there are many that look amazing.

  76. jlindahlj says

    The SWEET AND SPICY BBQ’D ½ TURKEY ON THE GRILL is sure to become a favourite around this house.

  77. I think CHIMICHURRI TURKEY BREAST ON THE GRILL would become a favourite.

  78. I would like to try the GRILLED TURKEY PIZZA WITH SPINACH, SUNDRIED TOMATOES AND GOAT CHEESE

  79. I would like Warm Grilled Turkey and Tomato pasts salad.

  80. I would love to try the Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs

  81. I think the family will like the Beer Can BBQ Turkey.

  82. The cajun turkey with caesar salad looks relish!

  83. Jenness M says

    The piri piri grilled drummettes sound delish!

  84. The Teriyaki Turkey Kabobs would be a family favourite.

  85. My family will love eating the WARM GRILLED TURKEY & TOMATO PASTA SALAD this summer.

  86. Holly MacRitchie says

    My family would love the Cider Marinated Smoked Turkey Breasts! Yummy!

  87. Deanna Barkley says

    The Cajun turkey sounds delicious. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  88. JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA ! Even reading it makes me hungry ! This is so tropical feeling , perfect for the summer !

  89. Italian Turkey Burgers sounds great!

  90. binabugged says

    https://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/jerk-bbq-turkey-kebobs-with-mango-salsa/ I’m a kebobs type of girl and apparenlty i’ve been spelling it kabobs all my life

  91. Brenda Penton says

    I’d love to make the Italian Turkey Burgers or the Beer Can BBQ Turkey

  92. Piri Piri Grilled Turkey Drummettes sounds good

  93. Peruvian Grilled Turkey looks delicious.

  94. Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs sound so good!!

  95. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I’m sure my family would love the Coconut Lime Turkey Kebobs

  96. I would LOVE xxx to try the Grilled Herb – Infused Turkey pieces! I t sounds like an exciting new way to try some turkey.

  97. the honey garlic brined turkey legs would easily be a family fav

  98. Oh the CHIMICHURRI TURKEY BREAST ON THE GRILL sounds like something my family would fall in love with..I have to make this

  99. Lee-Ann S says

    The summer BBQ Turkey Dinner Packets sound fantastic.

  100. I would like to try the JERK BBQ TURKEY KEBOBS WITH MANGO SALSA! Sounds delicious.

  101. Victoria Ess says

    They’d love the Smokey Citrus Turkey Taco Salad!

  102. Eva Mitton-Urban says

    CHIMICHURRI TURKEY BREAST ON THE GRILL is what I would love to try. Turkey patties look moist seasoned well and with some kick.

  103. Sandra McG says

    Would love to rry the Italian turkey burgers!

  104. I think the Beer Can Turkey would definitely become a family favourite! A must try!

  105. Jerk BBQ Turkey Kebobs with Mango Salsa would be a family hit for sure!

  106. Dana Miller says

    These recipes look great! My family is sure to love the GRILLED TURKEY THIGH TACO BOWLS. It looks very tasty and filling.

  107. Krystal B says

    The BBQ jerk turkey kebobs look good

  108. The Coconut Lime Turkey Kabbobs sound amazing!

  109. Brad Kinchen says

    Peruvian Grilled Turkey, I like the different sort of spices used in this recipe.

  110. I would make the Alberta Turkey Burgers, they look so good!

  111. The Piri Piri turkey drums would be pretty popular at our house!

  112. I’d love to try the Chimichurri Turkey Breasts on the grill.

  113. The Italian Turkey Burgers sound great!

  114. Marilyn M says

    Honey brined turkey legs sound like a must try!

  115. First will be the MOROCCAN SPICE-RUBBED TURKEY SANDWICHES

  116. Jenny Major says

    I would love to try the Italian Turkey Burgers

  117. butterflyamyc says

    The Honey Garlic Brined Turkey Legs

  118. Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise

  119. We would enjoy some BBQ Turkey Kabobs for a change.

  120. Jennifer L. says

    We would all like the GRILLED TURKEY AND SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD.

  121. Wendy Jensen says

    The recipe, SMOKEY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD, is sure to become a family favorite this summer.

  122. GRILLED TURKEY AND SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD. thanks

  123. prairiebelle says

    the honey garlic brined turkey legs look fantastic

  124. Honey garlic turkey legs! I love using honey when I grill meat.

  125. nicolthepickle says

    The grilled apple and honey turkey sounds like summer perfection. It feels like fall here so I’m going to amp up the BBqing while I can.

  126. Tammy Dalley says

    The SMOKEY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD looks delicious!

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