If you haven’t had time to brine your Thanksgiving turkey for 24 hours, or think roasting a whole bird is too much of an undertaking, we suggest making this surprisingly easy turkey roulade.
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||25 minutes|
|Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details|
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For the stuffing, place a medium frying pan over a medium high heat. Drizzle with oil and sauté the leeks for 5 minutes or until soft. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Add the sultanas, pumpkin seeds, mashed pumpkin, lemon zest, sage leaves and breadcrumbs. Mix well and season with the salt and pepper.
For the turkey, generously grease a large roasting tin with oil.
Place the turkey breast on a board and gently remove the skin. Turn over and cut horizontally almost all the way through the thickest part of the breast and open up like a book, so that the turkey has a flatter, more oblong shape. Cover with a sheet of cling film and bash with a rolling pin until around 2.5cm thick all over.
Place a sheet of cling film on a work surface and put eight pieces of kitchen string, each 50cm long, roughly 4cm apart along its length.
Place the flattened turkey breast, smooth-side down, on top of the strings and arrange the filling all the way down its length. Bring up the cling film to enclose the filling and roll into a sausage shape. Secure the ends tightly and tie the string to secure the breast roll.
Bring a large pot of water to a gentle simmer and place the breast roll in the water. Poach for 10 minutes then remove and allow to cool. Remove the cling film.
Heat a pan over a medium heat with a little olive oil and fry the roll for 2-5 minutes, turning often until golden on all sides. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
To make the buckwheat salad, place the buckwheat and water in a saucepan with the salt and bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender.
Drain and add the rest of the ingredients, seasoning well.
Slice the turkey breast into 1cm thick slices and serve on top of