Bethy’s Poached Turkey

poached turkey

Turkey for Xmas? Turkey for easter? Turkey anytime? Why not?
Fortunately we have a friend that supplies us with home grown free-range turkeys in exchange for other goods. It always seems like a task to tackle a huge bird like that….deboning, and making stock.  This is my favourite recipe for the breast. Marinated turkey breast is great to prepare ahead and have on hand as a cold meat in the fridge for days.  A great alternative to dealing with hot ovens and roasted turkey on Xmas day.

Bethy's Poached Turkey Breast
Turkey for Xmas? Turkey for easter? Turkey anytime? Why not? Fortunately we have a friend that supplies us with home grown free-range turkeys in exchange for other goods. It always seems like a task to tackle a huge bird like that....deboning, and making stock. This is my favourite recipe for the breast. Marinated turkey breast is great to prepare ahead and have on hand as a cold meat in the fridge for days. A great alternative to dealing with hot ovens and roasted turkey on Xmas day.
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Ingredients
  1. Turkey Breast Poaching
  2. Turkey breast (what ever size you can get) with or without skin/bone
  3. 1 large onion
  4. 2-3 carrots chopped
  5. 2 bay leaves
  6. 1 tsp whole black pepper
  7. 1/3 cup white vinegar
  8. Dressing/Marinade
  9. 6 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  10. 3 tsp balsamic vinegar
  11. 1 cup of olive oil
  12. zest of 2 lemons
  13. 1/2 cup currants (can use raisins or cranberries or combination)
  14. 4 tabs capers
  15. 2 Tbs fresh mint leaves shredded and 2/3 cup chopped activated macadamias (or 2 Tbs
  16. pinenuts)
Turkey Breast Poaching
  1. Cover breast with water & poaching ingredients above, & bring to boil. Barely simmer for 1hr
  2. 15 mins (depending on size of breast). Cool 30 mins. Drain, Discard veggies/herbs. Slice
  3. thinly and arrange in casserole or baking dish.
Dressing/Marinade
  1. Whisk juice, vinegar, salt & Pepper to taste. Add oil & whisk. Stir in remaining ingredients
  2. (except nuts and mint).
  3. Pour dressing over turkey & marinate for 2 hours (in fridge).
  4. Garnish with nuts and mint before serving.
Notes
  1. Lovely served over thin slices of roasted sweet potato and potato to soak up dressing.
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turkey on plate