Pistachio-Bacon Turkey Roulade with Pomegranate Gastrique

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Oct. 31, 2013

Good one for the holidays!


For stuffing
Bacon 110 Gram , sliced
Onion 1/2 Medium , diced
Celery stalk 1 , diced
Carrot 1 , diced
Button mushroom 50 Gram , sliced
Pistachio nuts 80 Gram , lightly smashed
Garlic cloves 2 , minced
Chopped fresh rosemary 1 Teaspoon
Spinach 70 Gram
Crusty bread 150 Gram , cut into small cubes
Eggs 1 , lightly beaten
Chicken stock 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Olive oil 1 1/2 Tablespoon , divided (as needed)
Salt and ground black pepper To Taste
Boneless turkey breast 26 Ounce (1.625 pound, skin on)
For pomegranate gastrique
Apple cider vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Brown sugar 7 Teaspoon
Pomegranate juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 325 degree F.


For Stuffing:

2. Place a pan on flame and pour olive oil. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and set aside.

3. In the same pan, pour oil, add onion carrot, and celery. Add a pinch of salt, stir and cook for 10 minutes.

4. Add mushroom and cook for 2 minutes. Put the cooked bacon back into the pan. Stir well.

5. Add nuts, garlic, and rosemary. Stir well and cook for a couple of minutes.

6. Stir in spinach, drizzle little bit of olive oil on top and cook until wilted.

7. Into a large bowl, place bread cubes and put the stuffing mixture into it. Add egg and stock. Stir well.

8. Cut along the middle of the breast, about ¾ and open. Place plastic wrap on top and using a rolling pin flatten the meat. Season the meat with salt and pepper.

9. Put stuffing on meat and spread evenly by patting it down. Leave a boarder around the edge. Roll the breast tight and tie with twine to cook evenly.

10. On a baking sheet, drizzle olive oil and place the rolled turkey breast on top. Season with salt and pepper.

11. Pop in oven and bake at 325 degree F for 75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes)

For Pomegranate Gastrique

12. In a saucepan, combine cider vinegar, brown sugar, and pomegranate juice. Reduce to about ¼ cup. When reduced transfer to a bowl and set aside. Let cool.


13. Remove turkey from oven and allow to rest. Remove the twine and cut into slices.


14. Drizzle gastrique on top and serve hot!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 75 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1023Calories from Fat 471

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.5%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 881 mg36.71%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 29 g

Protein 72 g144%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet