turkey roulade with boozy dates

A roasted turkey breast stuffed with delicious boozy dates.
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Ready in
1 hrs
+
30 mins
Ingredients (Serves 12)
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup cherry liqueur or brandy
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 turkey breast, deboned and butterflied
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Add chopped dates to a small bowl. Gently heat liqueur to a simmer and pour over dates, allowing them to reconstitute for 5 minutes. Pour off excess liquid.
  • In a large bowl add egg and whisky gently, add breadcrumbs and stock, mixing until wet crumb-like mixture. Add dates, onion, apple and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Lay bird flat and season evenly with remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Stuff the inside cavity (not skin side) with “stuffing” and roll up. Tie with string and place in a roasting pan or in an oven-safe pan. Get fancy (if you please) and place over a bed of potatoes, carrots, celery or autumn fruit.
  • Roast for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155° F. Tent and allow the temperature to rise to 165° F. Slice and serve.
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