A twist on the same old Thanksgiving turkey
We had a great Thanksgiving this year. My wife’s family and some friends all went over to my friend Joe’s house. Since he was doing the turkey, I decided to try something a little different. I found this recipe in a magazine and gave it a whirl.
For this recipe you will need:
- 2 turkey breast halves
- 3/4 cup butter – softened
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 celery ribs
- 1 small onion
- 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp dried sage leaves
- 2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 pkg 12 oz – unseasoned stuffing cubes
- 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
First take off the skin and bone out of the turkey breast (if there is a bone)
Now we need to flatten the breasts to a consistent 3/8 inch
cover with saran wrap
and beat to a pulp with a heavy skillet or mallet
they should look all nice and flat and even now
Mince up your garlic
Throw it in with 1/2 cup butter and add the dried sage
Overlap the turkey breasts on one edge and mix the buttery garlic mixture over both. Set this aside
Chop up your onion
Throw it in a big pan with the rest of the butter
chop up your celery
throw that in with the onion
saute for a minute or so until slightly tender.
add the poultry seasoning and 3 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for a couple of minutes
add in your stuffing cubes and stir
spread the stuffing out over the turkey breasts
Make a good covering, but not too thick.
roll it up and tie it together every few inches with some string
Throw that in a large baking dish and throw it into the oven at 325 for 2 1/2 – 2 3/4 hours.
Take the half cup pineapple juice and the olive oil and mix in a bowl. Set this aside and baste the turkey every so often with this as it bakes.
When its done it will look awesome like this
And it will smell amazing too
Slice it up and serve. Everyone loved and devoured this at dinner.
How did your Thanksgiving go? What great creation did you make? Share in the comments below