I have an idea that I've never seen, or tasted with a roasted turkey. I won't be able to make it due to DW's tastes, and desire for a traditional turkey.
Here's my idea; Place a combination of oregano, basil, rosemary, fennel, and cayenne pepper under the skin. Insert lardoons of pepperoni into the flesh. You might even place some sun-dried tomato under the skin.
For the stuffing/dressing, instead of the normal sage, salt, and pepper, with whatever else you throw in, use bread-cubes that have been tossed with cubed pepperoni, Italian sausage, sauteed mushrooms, onion, peppers of your choice, oregano, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and basil, with S & P of course. Moisten with a combination of turkey broth and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Other option - replace the bread cubes with brown rice and add celery as well.
I'm thinking that this would make a great and unique roasted, or smoke turkey dinner. You could change up the sides as well, to fit with the Italian flavored turkey.
As I said, this idea simply popped into my head somewhere around lunch time today.
My other idea is to add the dressing ingredients, minus the bread cubes, to raw bread dough, form into loaves, or hoagie buns, and bake for sandwiches, or dipping.
So, anybody else think this might be a good turkey? This crazy man wants to know.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North