Roasted stuffed turkey breast

Roasted stuffed turkey breast

By
From
The 12 Days of Christmas
Serves
6
Photographer
Mark Roper

The apple, prune and pistachio stuffing adds a sweet American-style flavour to this Christmas bird. To accompany, crispy roast vegetables are a must.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2.2kg turkey breast roll
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup dry white wine

Apple, prune and pistachio stuffing

Quantity Ingredient
60g butter
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 granny smith apple, coarsely grated
2 cups cubed day-old bread, toasted
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup pitted prunes, chopped
1/2 cup continental parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons chopped thyme leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. To make the stuffing, melt the butter in a frying pan over a moderate heat and cook the onion for 5 minutes, until soft and golden. Add the apple and cook for a further 4 minutes, until soft. Combine the onion and apple mixture in a bowl with the bread cubes, pistachios and prunes. Fold through the parsley and thyme and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  2. Place the turkey breast roll, skin side down, on a board. Starting from one long edge, fill the stuffing along the centre of the turkey, then roll the turkey up along long edges to secure the stuffing. Secure with poultry skewers and tie at 3 cm intervals with string into a neat roll.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a baking dish in the oven for 5 minutes. When hot, add the turkey roll and turn to coat with the oil. Roast for 45 minutes. Add the wine to the dish and roast for a further 45 minutes, basting the turkey frequently with the wine and cooking juices. Stand in a warm place for 15 minutes before removing the string and cutting into slices. Make gravy while the turkey is resting, and arrange vegetables on the platter or in serving dishes.

Tip

  • Turkey breast rolls are available at most butchers. Make sure you place your order at least one week ahead to allow for delivery.
Tags:
The 12 Days of Christmas
Margaret
Fulton
Christmas
Xmas
holidays
festive
party
entertaining
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