SO… I made the Turkey Roulade from page 220 of “The Food You Crave”, by Ellie Kreiger for yesterday’s Craving Ellie in My Belly CEiMB post but when I went to post it, my internet was down like KO’d prizefighter.
This recipe was chosen by sweet Holly of Phemomenon. So here it is today- sorry it’s late.
I had other technical difficulties such as my store didn’t have anything resembling a real boneless turkey breast and in my desperation (even though I knew better) I purchased a boneless turkey breast roast from the freezer section. These, my friends, don’t work very well for stuffing. They are a conglomeration of turkey bits stuffed into a net that you are supposed to bung into a pan and roast without getting too clever with it. I thought I could make it work and removed the net whilst the turkey was still a bit frozen, “butterflied” the round and spread my stuffing over the lot. I tried to roll it and the bits of turkey started to disintegrate so I shoved it round as best I could, realized that a half-hitched piece of twine wasn’t going to hold the bits together and so forced the net back around it. That was a bit like trying to pull a rubber glove over the head of a struggling piglet. Once I got the net back over, I browned it round and then put it into my crock-pot with some broth and onion and cooked it while I went to work. Everything was tender and good. The gravy made with the liquid from roasting along with apple cider and cider vinegar thickened with a cornstarch slurry was very good. I just poured the juices from the crock-pot into a saucepan to finish the gravy while the turkey roll rested under an aluminum foil tent.
The stuffing in the recipe is made from whole wheat bread, onions, garlic, pecans and dried unsweetened cranberries. I substituted dried cherries for the unsweetened cranberries because all I could find in the pantry were sweetened. Of course they were good. We had some garlic mashed potatoes in the fridge left over from earlier in the week so we had those on the side with the gravy and some steamed broccoli. Delicious! Now go on over to CEiMB and see all the other turkey roulades