Stuffed Turkey Breast Marsala (or Poor Man's Veal)

 

There are several things about this dish I really like. The stuffing is mature. What do I mean by that? Well, for me, most stuffing I eat reminds me of being a kid and is to a certain degree, kid friendly. This stuffing while kid friendly lends a mature flavor to the entire dish. I also like the fact that the turkey only takes about 45 minutes to bake unlike a whole stuffed bird. The marsala sauce is rich in that wonderful raisiny way marsala is but when combined with the little hits of currant in the stuffing, the garlic and green onions is is sublime. I would shy away from mashed potatoes as a side dish for this. I think they would just be cloying while a simple noodle, nothing heavy, would be delicious.

What you will need

1 single lobe turkey breast with skin (about 3 pounds)

1/3 cup shallots, small dice

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1/4 cup serrano ham (3 thin slices), minced

2 tablespoons pine nuts

1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, minced

1 tablespoon green onion, white and green parts, minced

2 tablespoons currants

1/3 cup dried bread crumbs, or half a gluten-free bagel dried and crumbled

1 egg

1 tablespoon cold water

1/2 cup good quality marsala

1 cup poultry stock

1 1/2 teaspoons each of all purpose flour and unsalted butter, mixed to a paste

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon parsley, minced

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