It's never too early to starting thinking about Thanksgiving dinner and how you're going to cook that delicious turkey for your family. Last year I smoked a turkey on the Big Green Egg and this year I'm planning on using a slightly different recipe to grill my turkey. I decided to give it a test run a couple of weeks ago just to make sure I had all the kinks worked out before Thanksgiving Day. This recipe came from the December 2008 Cuisine at Home magazine.
Apple-Butter Basted Turkey Breast with Sweet Potato Stuffing
6-7 Pound turkey breast ½ cup sherry
1 Tablespoon butter ½ loaf French bread, cubed
1 Tablespoon olive oil ½ cup chicken broth
½ onion, chopped ¼ cup parsley, chopped
1 sweet potato, cubed ½ teaspoon sage
½ cup celery, chopped 4 Tablespoons butter
8 ounces sliced mushrooms ¼ cup apple jelly
I transferred the turkey to a serving platter and scooped the sweet potato stuffing into a round casserole dish. I put the dish under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the top layer of stuffing.
The turkey was delicious. The meat was tender and moist and the stuffing had absorbed the apple butter basting sauce which made it truly decadent. There was plenty of stuffing left over because my kids are not big stuffing eaters so I packaged up the leftovers and put them in my freezer to save for Thanksgiving.
If you are looking for a new way to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey, you need to give this recipe a try. It is really good and it's a huge help to have the turkey and the stuffing on the Big Green Egg and the oven free to make the rest of the meal.
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