This quick and easy recipe is ideal for entertaining during the holiday season. A savoury burst in every bite, oven roasted garlic stuffing is enveloped in fresh Ontario turkey breast and roasted until crisp and crackling.
2 roasted garlic bulbs*
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh chopped parlsey
1 tbsp (15 mL) minced rosemary
2 tsp (10 mL) minced sage
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh bread crumbs
2 tsp (10 mL) each, salt and fresh cracked pepper, divided
1 3 lb (1.5kg) boneless Ontario turkey breast, rinsed and patted dry
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
In bowl, combine, roasted garlic bulbs, parsley, rosemary, sage, bread crumbs and 1 tsp (5 mL) each of the salt and pepper.
Carefully loosen turkey skin with fingers; tuck garlic mixture under the skin. Drizzle outside of skin with oil and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Place in a roasting pan or a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
Bake in the center of a 400°F (200°C) oven until the skin is crispy and turkey is cooked through, registering about 170°F (77°C) on a meat thermometer, about 45 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain and serve with your favourite sides.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
*Chef’s Tip: Roasted garlic can now be found prepared at many grocery stores, but if you wish to make you own: Slice the tops off 2 garlic bulbs. Drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil and wrap completely in foil. Roast in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 1 hour or until golden and very tender. Remove skins from garlic and use in sauces, pastas, potatoes and as a side to your favourite meat dish.
Per serving: about 230 cal, 26 g pro, 9 g total fat (2 g sat fat), 10 g carb, 1 g fibre,45 mg chol, 890 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 8%, calcium 4%, vit A 4%, vit C 10%