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Whole Grain Stuffed Turkey Breast

By November 16, 2017Dinner, Healthy Holiday

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Whole Grain Stuffed Turkey
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp ghee
  2. 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  3. 1 bay leaf, crushed
  4. 1 sprig fresh thyme
  5. 1 raw small turkey breast deboned, skin on, butterflied (approx. 2½ lbs.)
  6. Sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  7. ground black pepper, divided use
  8. 1½ cups Whole-Grain Stuffing (separate recipe)
  9. Gravy (optional) (separate recipe)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Combine ghee, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme leaves (discard stem) in a small bowl; mix well.
  3. Place turkey breast, skin-side down, on a cutting board. Rub meat side of turkey breast with half of ghee mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread stuffing in an even layer over ghee mixture, covering the entire surface of turkey breast.
  5. Roll turkey breast into a tight log, with stuffing on the inside and skin on the outside; wrap kitchen twine around turkey breast and tie lightly.
  6. Rub outside of turkey breast with remaining half of ghee mixture.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Place in roasting pan on rack. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes, turning every 20 minutes so skin crisps evenly, or until a thermometer placed into center of turkey breast reaches 165º F.
  9. Allow the turkey breast to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes; remove twine and skin. Cut into 1-inch thick slices.
  10. Serve with 3 Tbsp. Gravy per serving (if desired). Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Stuffing and Gravy recipes can be found in the Healthy Holiday category on the blog. The link is above this recipe.
  2. Ask grocer to butterfly your turkey
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