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Stuffed Rolled Turkey Roast

Updated: Sep 26, 2023


Stuffed Rolled Turkey Roast
Stuffed Rolled Turkey Roast

The turkey, tender and fragrant, unfolds like a tapestry of flavors—a harmonious blend of herbs and spices woven into the very fabric of its being. The stuffing, nestled within, adds a symphony of textures and tastes, each bite a melodic progression through layers of deliciousness. As I cut into it, the moment is suspended—an orchestra of aromas and tastes that speak to the tradition of feasting, of shared joy around the table.


This Rolled and Stuffed Turkey Roast is more than just a meal; it's an ode to the craft of culinary artistry. It's a canvas upon which the chef's expertise is showcased, a testament to the meticulous balance of flavors that culminate in a harmonious crescendo of taste.


As I savor each bite, I'm reminded that food isn't just nourishment; it's a story waiting to be told, a creation that reflects the heart and soul of the chef.


So, let's embark on this gastronomic journey and revel in the masterpiece that is Rolled and Stuffed Turkey Roast.



Rolled and Stuffed Turkey Roast Recipe for 4 People


Ingredients:

For the Turkey:

- 1 boneless turkey breast (about 2 lbs or 900g)

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- Salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the Stuffing:

- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

- 1/2 cup chopped cooked sausage (optional)

- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

- 1/4 cup finely chopped apple

- 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary)

- 1/4 cup chicken or turkey broth

- Salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the Roasting:

- 2 tablespoons butter, melted

- Kitchen twine


Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).


2. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the chopped onion and celery in a drizzle of olive oil until softened. Add the chopped apple and continue cooking for a few minutes. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.


3. In a bowl, combine the sautéed mixture with the fresh breadcrumbs, cooked sausage (if using), chopped herbs, and enough chicken or turkey broth to moisten the stuffing. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


4. Lay the boneless turkey breast flat on a work surface. Gently pound the thicker parts to create an even thickness.


5. Spread the prepared stuffing evenly over the turkey breast, leaving about a 1-inch border around the edges.


6. Starting from one end, carefully roll up the turkey breast, securing the roll with kitchen twine every inch or so.


7. Place the rolled and stuffed turkey roast on a roasting pan. Brush the melted butter over the surface, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


8. Roast the turkey in the preheated oven for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the turkey is cooked through.


9. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes before slicing.


10. Slice the Rolled and Stuffed Turkey Roast into beautiful rounds, revealing the hidden treasure of stuffing within.


Suggested Side Dishes:

- Roasted vegetables (e.g., carrots, Brussels sprouts, potatoes)

- Creamy mashed potatoes

- Cranberry sauce or gravy


Equipment Needed:

- Roasting pan with a rack

- Kitchen twine for securing the turkey roll


Commonly Made Mistakes and Points of Care:

1. Even Thickness: Pound the turkey breast to ensure even thickness, allowing for even cooking.


2. Proper Seasoning: Season both the turkey breast and the stuffing generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


3. Sausage Choice: If using sausage, choose a cooked and crumbled variety to ensure it's safe to eat after roasting.


4. Secure Rolling: Use kitchen twine to secure the roll firmly, preventing the stuffing from falling out during roasting.


5. Roasting Time: Monitor the turkey's internal temperature to avoid overcooking. The turkey is safe to eat at 165°F (74°C).


6. Resting Period: Allowing the turkey to rest after roasting ensures the juices redistribute, resulting in juicy slices.


7. Carving Technique: Use a sharp knife to achieve clean, even slices that showcase the beautiful layers of turkey and stuffing.


8. Stuffing Variations: Feel free to customize the stuffing with your favorite ingredients while maintaining a balanced flavor profile.


9. Serving Presentation: Display the Rolled and Stuffed Turkey Roast on a platter with elegance, showcasing the expertise that went into its creation.


Indulge in the exquisite harmony of Rolled and Stuffed Turkey Roast, and let its layers of flavor envelop your senses. Embrace the symphony of textures and tastes that honor the culinary tradition of feasting and sharing. Bon appétit!

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