Turkey Roulade with Fennel, Sausage, Dried Cherries, and Chanterelle Marsala Sauce
By Table Talk on November 05, 2011
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Did you notice that the very next day after Halloween the advertising world took a giant leap into Christmas? Door busters, one- day sales, special can’t miss offers….really? Already? Do we really need to hurry up and buy those perfect gifts for everyone on our shopping list?
I love the Christmas season, don’t get me wrong, and there may only be 50 days until Christmas, but guess how many until Thanksgiving? 20!
Christmas, you will have to wait a little while for me to get into the spirit, right now I am still enjoying everything I love about fall.
The turning of the leaves, the cozy feeling of my Uggs on my feet on a crisp chilly night, and the approach of the season when we welcome friends and family into our homes to celebrate all we are thankful for.
Sorry advertisers, I’m not ready to hear Christmas music, I’d rather think about turkey.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving at your house? Do you take the traditional route? Or do you try mixing in new recipes each year?
I kind of do a little bit of both. This year, I think we will cook one turkey on our Big Green Egg (for the traditional carving of the whole turkey pic) and I am thinking of making this too: Turkey Roulade (stuffed with sauteed fennel, shallots, dried cranberries, and sausage) & Chanterelle Marsala Sauce. I made this for dinner the other night and my family agreed this one goes into the make again and again category.
You can prepare the filling and stuff the turkey breast one day ahead and keep in the fridge until you are ready to pop in the oven, which is exactly what I did after a busy day. Great as a weeknight dinner, elegant enough for dinner party fare, and would make a nice alternative to cooking a whole turkey on Thanksgiving.
Hungry yet? Here’s the recipe:
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