Turketta [Tuscan-Style Turkey Roulade]
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Ask your butcher to butterfly and pound the turkey to streamline the prep work for this recipe.
garlic clove(s)2 clove(s), large
kosher salt¾ tsp, or to taste
fennel seed2 tsp, coarsely chopped
fresh parsley2 Tbsp, flat-leaf, finely chopped
rosemary1 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped
fresh sage1 Tbsp, finely chopped
Dijon mustard1 ½ tsp
red pepper flakes½ tsp, or less to taste
orange zest½ tsp, grated
Bacon center cut, uncooked8 oz
uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast2 pound(s), half, butterflied and flattened to 1/2-inch thickness
- On a cutting board, mound garlic with 3/4 tsp salt. Using blade and flat side of chef’s knife, chop and scrape mixture into a paste. In a small bowl, stir together garlic paste, fennel seeds, parsley, rosemary, sage, mustard, red pepper flakes and orange zest.
- Spread herb paste over turkey, leaving a 1/2-inch border at edges; starting at one long side, roll up turkey, jelly-roll style.
- Place bacon on a flat surface, lined up slice by slice. Place rolled turkey, seam-side down, on top and wrap bacon around turkey; press in ends. This can be prepared up to 1 day ahead; cover and refrigerate (if your bacon does not stay in place, wrap roulade with kitchen twine).
- Preheat oven to 375ºF with rack in middle. Place roulade in a baking dish and roast until thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 140ºF, 25-30 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 400ºF; continue roasting until thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 165ºF and bacon is light golden, 10-20 minutes more.
- Remove roulade from oven; transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 15 minutes. Remove and discard twine (if used); thinly slice crosswise into 8 pieces.
- Serving size: 1 slice