Turkey Ballotine is an easy version of a French classic where the breast envelopes forcemeat with cranberries and chestnuts and the joint is wrapped in bacon.
- 1 kg turkey breast
- 2 tbsp butter
- 250 g pork sausagemeat
- 2 finely chopped shallots
- 60 g peeled and chopped chestnuts
- 60 g dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped sage
Heat half the butter in a small pan and soften the shallots.
Combine the shallots, seasoning, cranberries, chestnuts, sage with the sausagemeat and shape into a sausage.
Open out the fillet from the breast and cut to lay the breast flat.
Roll up the turkey and secure with string.
Melt the remaining butter, spread on the turkey and season before roasting at 180C/275F/Gas5 for 40 minutes.
Remove string, garnish with bacon and roast for a further 30 minutes.
Let the joint rest for 20 minutes before carving.
Calories: 578kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 64gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 965mgPotassium: 874mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 275IUVitamin C: 7.5mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2.4mg