A twist on the same old Thanksgiving turkey

Nov 26, 2010 by

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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.

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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

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First take off the skin and bone out of the turkey breast (if there is a bone)

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Now we need to flatten the breasts to a consistent 3/8 inch

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cover with saran wrap

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and beat to a pulp with a heavy skillet or mallet

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they should look all nice and flat and even now

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Mince up your garlic

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Throw it in with 1/2 cup butter and add the dried sage

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Overlap the turkey breasts on one edge and mix the buttery garlic mixture over both.  Set this aside

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Chop up your onion

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Throw it in a big pan with the rest of the butter

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chop up your celery

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throw that in with the onion

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saute for a minute or so until slightly tender.

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add the poultry seasoning and 3 cups of chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and let simmer for a couple of minutes

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add in your stuffing cubes and stir

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spread the stuffing out over the turkey breasts

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Make a good covering, but not too thick.

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roll it up and tie it together every few inches with some string

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Throw that in a large baking dish and throw it into the oven at 325 for 2 1/2 – 2 3/4 hours.

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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.

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When its done it will look awesome like this

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And it will smell amazing too

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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

Ben…

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  • Janegoodhue

    I made our pumpkin pie with a Scottish shortbread crust this year. It is amazing how good it tasted. I also tried a recipe from a friend at school. It was a pumpkin version of a dump cake and it was so good! Easy and yummy – what a great combination.