Celebrate Canadian ingredients with this delicious fall inspired Apple Cornbread Stuffed Turkey Breast with Whiskey Cream Sauce. Whether you grill it or roast it, your family will love the flavour combination. This easily doubles for larger families and can be stuffed and rolled ahead of time so you look like a rockstar this holiday season. Serve with cranberry sauce, if desired.
Apple Cornbread Stuffed Turkey Breast with Whiskey Cream Sauce
Whisky Cream Sauce:
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup diced mushrooms
- 1 small shallot, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/3 cup Canadian Whiskey
- 2/3 cup 35% whipping cream
- salt and pepper
- In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook shallot, celery, apple and sage for about 5 minutes or until softened. Remove from heat and stir in cornbread, cranberries, parsley and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the salt; set aside.
- Slice each turkey breast crosswise and open like a book, making sure not to cut through. Place between parchment paper and pound to about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Divide stuffing over surface of each turkey breast, pressing down. Roll up each turkey breast and sprinkle all over with remaining salt and pepper. Tie each roast in 2 inch (5 cm) intervals with kitchen string.
- Preheat grill to medium high heat (around 400ºF/200ºC). Brown turkey rolls on all sides. Turn off one side of the grill and place turkey roasts on unlit side, while keeping the grill at around 400ºF (200ºC). Close lid and grill for about 1 hour or until meat thermometer reaches 170ºF (77ºC). Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil for about 10 minutes.
- Whisky Cream Sauce: Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, shallot, garlic and thyme for about 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in whisky and cook until evaporated by half. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 2 minutes or until thickened slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Remove string from turkey and slice to serve with Whisky Cream Sauce. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Tip: Plan for leftovers and enjoy this served over salad greens for a lighter meal opt