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Fancy shaking it up a bit this Christmas? Here’s an alternative turkey recipe to try or, you could give it a go with turkey leftovers and reduce cooking heat and time.

Merry Christmas from Deborah Lee Nutrition!

Ingredients:

  • 7ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 120g Baby Spinach
  • 907gTurkey Breast
  • 56g Goat Cheese (crumbled)
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 119mls Vegetable Broth
  • 200g Frozen Cranberries (diced)
  • 1 Navel Orange (juiced)
  • 5g Raw honey
  • Twine

Preheat the oven to 218ºC.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add baby spinach and saute until wilted. Once wilted, remove from heat.

Use a meat mallet to pound the turkey breasts into a thin layer. This will make it easier to roll.

Place a large piece of parchment paper across your counter. Cut 8 long strings of twine and lay them in pairs across the parchment paper, about 1 inch apart. Place each turkey breast across two pieces of twine. Season the turkey with sea salt and black pepper.

Spread your goat cheese across each turkey breast leaving a 1/2 inch border all the way around. Add the wilted spinach. Roll up each turkey breast and tie the twine around it into a tight knot. Trim the excess twine and discard. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the broth to a baking dish to cover the bottom. Set the rolled turkey breasts inside. Cook in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until cooked through.

Meanwhile, start the cranberry sauce. Combine cranberries, orange juice and honey in a sauce pan. Place over medium heat and stir occasionally for about 15 minutes or the sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low and cover until ready to serve. Add a few splashes of water if the sauce becomes too thick.

Remove the turkey and let it rest for 10 minutes. Remove the twine. Slice into 2 inch thick medallions. Drizzle with cranberry sauce. Enjoy!

Get creative with the turkey!

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