Celebrating the holidays with Guinness Canada: Roast Pancetta Wrapped Turkey with Guinness and Chestnut Stuffing

Last night I had a fabulous time hanging out with celebrity chef, Clodagh McKenna and Guinness Canada.  Clodagh shared some of her fabulous recipes and if you’re looking for something a little different and delicious in flavour, keep reading.

First things first have a look at my fun night!  Like Clodagh, my kids are raised in a pub environment.  My husband runs a pub in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood and we are big fans of Guinness.   When I had the twins I drank Guinness to help increase my milk supply and it’s loaded with iron.  We had Guinness of course, shrimp tempura made with Guinness, followed by delicious squash and turkey made with pancetta and a Guinness gravy and then we have the most delicious Maple Ginger Guinness Pudding.






And I have a recipe for you.  Someone asked for it on my Instagram so I am going to start with the most popular meal of the holiday.  The turkey!  Stay tuned for the Guinness Tempura Shrimp recipe and Maple Ginger Guinness Pudding.


Thank you so much to Guinness Canada for having me at this amazing event.  The food was delicious and Clodagh is charming!  I hope you get her new cookbook as well, Clodagh’s Suppers: Suppers to celebrate the season.


  1. nicky | 29th Nov 18

    That turkey looks amazing! Would love to dig in 😉

  2. jan | 29th Nov 18

    Holy Wow! Does that every sound delicious. The Guinness and Chestnut Gravy is wonderfully unique.

    • Mama Ash | 30th Nov 18

      The chestnuts are an amazing addition.

  3. Lynda Cook | 29th Nov 18

    This sounds very good, I’m open to try anything once, I have never tried Guinness, is it really strong?

    • Mama Ash | 30th Nov 18

      I don’t find it strong. It goes down smooth as it’s not very carbonated compared to lager. It’s a great winter beer. Irish and English beers tend to more “flat” and I love that it doesn’t make me gassy. I hope you’ll give it a try.

  4. ivy pluchinsky | 30th Nov 18

    This sounds so good!

    • Mama Ash | 30th Nov 18

      We normally do a prime rib but this gravy is soooooo good! The turkey was so good too.

  5. wendy hutton | 30th Nov 18

    wow everything looks so delicious

  6. kathy downey | 30th Nov 18

    Wow,this sure looks and sounds amazing,oh those chestnuts!

  7. Janet Meisner | 30th Nov 18

    This is such a beautiful turkey. Thanks for this.

  8. Jay M | 30th Nov 18

    Wow, everything looks amazing. We are big beer fans (beer journal, brew at home etc.) but I’ve never cooked with Guinness before. (Aaaaaand my husband just glanced at the computer and asked, ‘what is that?!’)
    Maybe we’ll try something different this year!

  9. Rosanne Robinson | 7th Feb 19

    WOW, you have me drooling over these recipes, yum, yum!!! My hubby is from N. Ireland and introduced me to Guinness many years ago, we definitely need to try it in recipes.

  10. kathy downey | 27th May 19

    Oh my goodness this sounds so delicious,looking forward to trying this recipe !

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