Turkey with apricot and hazelnut stu ng
SERVES 6 PREP AND COOK TIME 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES (+ STANDING TIME)
If you’re entertaining a larger crowd, simply double the recipe to feed 12.
125g baby spinach
1/3 cup (50g) dried apricots, chopped coarsely
1/3 cup (45g) roasted hazelnuts, chopped coarsely
1 cup (70g) fresh breadcrumbs
1kg frozen ready-to-roast turkey breast, thawed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 6 fresh thyme sprigs
2 tablespoons brandy
1 cup (250ml) salt-reduced chicken stock 1 Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). 2 Place spinach in heatproof bowl; pour over boiling water, stand for 1 minute. Drain; cool under running water. Squeeze small handfuls of spinach to remove excess liquid; chop and place in a medium bowl. Stir in apricot, hazelnuts and breadcrumbs; season.
3 Place the turkey breast on sheet of baking paper large enough to enclose turkey. Slice breast in half lengthways, without cutting through; open out flat.
4 Spoon stuffing over one cut-side of breast, fold other side over to enclose. Brush with oil, season; top with thyme.
5 Secure with kitchen string. Place turkey in a medium shallow roasting pan; roast for 45 minutes.
6 Remove string using kitchen scissors. Cover turkey loosely with foil; stand for 10 minutes.
7 Bring brandy to boil in a medium saucepan; boil for 1 minute. Add stock and juices from turkey pan; boil until reduced by half. Serve sliced turkey with the brandy sauce. Not suitable to freeze or microwave.