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Adriana Pacifici's Turkey Roll

Type: Eggs, Poultry, Turkey
Serves: 24 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 lbs 1816g / 64ozBoned turkey breast
3   Garlic cloves - cut in half
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly ground black pepper - to taste
6 slices  Prosciutto or cooked ham
4   Eggs
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped parsley
  Butter or margarine - as needed
6   Mortadella
  Fresh rosemary sprigs or dried rosemary leaves
1/2 cup 118mlOlive oil
1/2 cup 118mlWhite wine
1   Onion - sliced
1   Shallot - sliced

Recipe Instructions

Have butcher remove all turkey bones and butterfly meat to spread out into a flat sheet. With a sharp knife, make 6 random incisions in breast and place garlic half in each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with a layer of prosciutto slices.

Beat eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in parsley. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in eggs and cook to soft, whole round omelet or frittata (do not overcook), 2 to 3 minutes. Cool slightly.

Place omelet over prosciutto. Top with mortadella slices. Roll breast as tightly as possible, jellyroll fashion, and tie with string all around. If using fresh rosemary, insert sprigs under strings; if using dried rosemary, rub turkey roll with dried herb. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in large Dutch oven or roasting skillet over low heat. Add turkey roll and cook to brown evenly, turning occasionally. Increase heat and sprinkle with wine. After about 5 minutes or after wine has evaporated, add 1/3 cup butter, onion and shallot. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour or until meat thermometer inserted in roll reaches 165 degrees. Baste top occasionally.

Let stand about 15 minutes before carving. Cut into thin slices and arrange on serving platter. At time of serving, heat sauce and pour some over slices and pass remainder.

Dietary Information:

Each of 24 servings: 126 calories; 116 mg sodium; 73 mg cholesterol; 7 grams fat; 1 grams carbohydrates; 13 grams protein; 0.05 gram fiber.

"The Los Angeles Times, 07-26-2000"


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