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Poached Turkey Breast
  • 1 - large (5-6 pounds) turkey breast
  • 1 - large onion
  • 3 - carrots, chopped
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoons - whole black peppercorns
  • 6 tablespoons - distilled white vinegar
  • Lemon Marinated Turkey
  • 1/2 - poached turkey breast
  • 3 tablespoons - fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cups - olive oil
  • - zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cups - golden raisins, soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes; drained
  • 2 tablespoons - capers
  • 1 tablespoons - chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoons - chopped mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons - pine nuts, toasted
  • Directions:

    To Poach Turkey Breast:

    In a large pot, cover turkey breast with cold water, then remove turkey breast. Add remaining ingredients (onion, carrots, bay leaves, peppercorns and vinegar) and bring to a boil.

    Add turkey breast; simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let turkey cool in liquid for 30 minutes. Drain.

    For Lemon-Marinated Turkey:

    Whisk together the lemon juice and vinegar with some salt and pepper; add oil, whisking in a stream. Stir in the zest, raisins and capers.

    Pour over turkey placed in small bowl. Chill overnight.

    To serve: Cut turkey on diagonal; arrange slices on a platter. Stir parsley and mint into dressing and pour over turkey slices. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

    Brief Description

    Poached turkey breast marinated overnight in balsamic and lemon sauce; served cold with mint leaves and pine nuts.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 10 hour(s)
    Cook Time: 2 hour(s)

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    Posted On:

    November 1, 2018

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    1. Jodi Hunter says:

      Sounds So Yummy!

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