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Smokin’ and Grillin’ with AB: Unleash the Flavor with Stuffed Turkey Breast Extravaganza!

Imagine a symphony of flavors harmonizing in every bite – the savory notes of Italian sausage, the aromatic dance of rosemary and thyme, and the rich undertones of a perfectly roasted turkey. This Stuffed Turkey Breast isn’t just a dish; it’s a celebration on a platter. Whether you’re gearing up for a festive holiday gathering or just craving a delicious home-cooked meal, this recipe is your ticket to culinary bliss. Plus, it’s an impressive centerpiece that will have your guests marveling at your kitchen prowess. Let’s get started on this gastronomic journey!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large finely diced onion
  • 2 large stalks celery, finely diced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces mild Italian pork sausage, casings removed (or substitute chicken or turkey sausage)
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 9 cups store-bought seasoned or unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 whole (5 to 6 pounds) skin-on turkey breast, boned and butterflied
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Set the oven to 375°F and position the rack in the middle.
  2. Sauté Aromatics: Melt butter in a skillet, add onions and celery, cook until soft. Add garlic and sausage, cook until browned. Stir in wine, rosemary, and thyme. Remove from heat.
  3. Prepare Stuffing: In a bowl, mix egg, stuffing cubes, chicken broth, parsley, salt, pepper, and sausage mixture until moistened.
  4. Prep Turkey Breast: Place butterflied turkey breast on a countertop. Pound to ½-inch thickness. Rub with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Layer Stuffing: Spoon half of the stuffing in a layer over the breast, leaving a border. Roll the turkey into a cylinder, tie with kitchen string.
  6. Roast: Place on a rack, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155°F.
  7. Rest and Slice: Let it rest tented with foil for 15 minutes (temperature will rise to 165°F). Snip and discard twine, slice into ½-inch thick slices.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Temperature Matters: Invest in a reliable meat thermometer for precise cooking.
  • Customize Stuffing: Play with different bread types and add nuts or dried fruits for a unique twist.
  • Brine for Moisture: Brining the turkey breast before stuffing adds extra juiciness.

Variations:

  1. Apple and Sage Twist: Incorporate diced apples and fresh sage into the stuffing.
  2. Cranberry and Pecan Delight: Mix in cranberries and chopped pecans for a festive touch.
  3. Mushroom and Spinach Marvel: Sauté mushrooms and spinach for a savory, earthy stuffing.

What to Serve With:

  1. Cranberry Sauce
  2. Mashed Potatoes
  3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  4. Green Bean Casserole
  5. Sweet Potato Casserole
  6. Gravy
  7. Homemade Dinner Rolls
  8. Caramelized Onion Gravy
  9. Creamy Parmesan Polenta
  10. Cauliflower Mash

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and position the oven rack in the middle. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and celery, cooking until soft (3 to 4 minutes). Add garlic and sausage, cooking until the sausage is browned (about 5 minutes). Add wine, rosemary, and thyme, cooking for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, stuffing cubes, chicken broth, parsley, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and the sausage mixture. Stir until the bread is evenly moistened. Place the butterflied turkey breast skin-side down on a countertop. Cover with plastic wrap and, using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound to an even ½-inch thickness. Rub the meat with 1 tablespoon of oil, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.

  3. Spoon about half of the stuffing in an even ½-inch layer over the breast, leaving a 1-inch border. (Extra stuffing can be baked separately in a buttered 8-inch dish during the last 40 minutes of the turkey’s cooking time.) Roll the turkey into a long cylinder, starting at the end with less skin. Tie with kitchen string, leaving about 2 inches between each knot. Trim the strings.

  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place an oven-proof rack on top, and spray the rack with nonstick cooking spray. Put the turkey seam-side down on the rack, drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of oil, and season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.

  5. Roast for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F. Remove from the oven, let it rest loosely tented with foil for 15 minutes (the temperature will rise to 165°F). Snip and discard the kitchen twine, transfer the roll to a cutting board, and slice into ½-inch thick slices. Arrange on a platter and serve with homemade gravy.

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