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Galantine of Turkey

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  Turkey 15 Pound (1 Bird)
  Lean veal 1 Pound, ground
  Lean pork 1 Pound, ground
  Salt pork 1 Pound, cubed
  Cognac/Sherry wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 3 Tablespoon
  Black pepper To Taste
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped tarragon 1 Tablespoon
  Fatback 1⁄2 Pound, unsalted, cut into strips
  Cooked tongue 1⁄2 Pound, cut into strips
  Truffles 2 , sliced (Optional)
  Pistachio nuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Carrots 2
  Celery stalk 1
  Parsley sprigs 1

1) Bone the turkey, remove the meat, leaving a shell and reserve the shell and the meat. Make broth with the bones.
2) Cube the meat from the drumsticks and breast in 1/3 inch pieces.
3) Grind rest of the turkey meat, lean pork and turkey together and combine with the salt pork, cognac or sherry, cream and seasonings.
4) Spread the seasoned mixture into the turkey-skin shell, place alternate rows of fatback, tongue, truffles and diced turkey, then sprinkle with the pistachios.
5) Make a sausage like roll with the skin and sew the skin edges.
6) Apply butter to a large piece of clean linen or few layers of cheesecloth and place the galantine. Roll it tightly and tie at both the ends and middle.
7) In a large kettle, place the roll, add the vegetables and cover with the broth .
8) Bring to a boil and gently simmer covered for about 1 1/2 hours. then allow the galantine to cool in the broth.
9) Remove, unroll the galantine, reroll it in another clean cloth and weight it down with a heavy plate minimum 2 hours, then remove the cloth and thread.
10) Top with a sauce chaud froid and a clear aspic or simply glaze with an aspic made from the cooking broth and then allow to chill.

11) Slice thinly and serve with the buttered toast.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 554 Calories from Fat 339

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58%

Saturated Fat 13 g64.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 193.5 mg64.5%

Sodium 937 mg39%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.57 g2.3%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 48 g96.6%

Vitamin A 14.8% Vitamin C 1.5%

Calcium 4.8% Iron 18.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Galantine Of Turkey Recipe