Roast turkey breast crown with garlic sauce

Roast turkey breast crown with garlic sauce


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About this recipe: By using a turkey breast crown you'll only get the breast meat on the bone which is exceptionally low in fat and cholesterol. A healthy Christmas dinner alternative!

Rachel Warren Chadd

Serves: 10 

  • 1 turkey breast joint on the bone, about 2.25kg (5lb)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 garlic cloves, unpeeled, lightly crushed to break the skins
  • 350ml (12fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Cut off any fat from the turkey breast, then place it, skin side up, in a shallow roasting tin. Brush the oil all over the breast and sprinkle with half of the pepper. Cover loosely with foil and roast for about 45 minutes.
  2. Remove the foil and scatter the garlic cloves around the turkey, coating them with the pan juices. Roast, uncovered, for a further 1 1⁄4 hours or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 77°C (170°F).
  3. Remove the skin, then transfer the turkey to a platter. Cover it with foil and keep warm. Spoon off all the fat from the roasting tin, leaving the pan juices. With a spoon, squeeze the garlic cloves from their skins into the pan.
  4. Place the roasting tin over moderate heat. Stir in one-third of the stock and heat until bubbling. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Return to the roasting tin and bring to the boil over moderate heat. Stir in the remaining stock and pepper and the lemon juice. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Slice the turkey breast and serve with the garlic sauce.

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This was a nice change from the traditional roast turkey breast. The garlic was a very nice touch indeed. - 10 Mar 2015

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