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Recipe Category: Main Courses

Mediterranean Turkey Fillet

Add popular flavours to this impressive yet simple to prepare turkey.

Serves: 8
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • 125g grated provolone dolce cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 turkey fillet (approximately 1kg), butterflied*
  • 8 thin slices jamon
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Combine cheese, sun-dried tomatoes,olives and capers together to make the filling. Cover butterflied turkey fillet with a sheet of plastic wrap and lightly batten out to 2 cm thickness. Overlap slices of jamon next to each other on a roasting dish to form a rectangle, lay turkey fillet on top and cover with filling. Season with pepper. Roll up to enclose, wrapping the jamon around the turkey to form a roll. Brush with a little of the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. Bake at 200°C for 30-35 minutes, basting regularly until golden brown and cooked through. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving into slices. Arrange on a platter and serve with vegetables or salad.


*How To Butterfly a Turkey Fillet

To butterfly the turkey fillet, place it skin side down on the board with the narrow part of the turkey facing you. From the centre of the fillet, cut horizontally into the thickest part on the right hand side, cutting almost all the way through to open it out like a book. Repeat with the other side so the meat lays flat. If it’s easier, just ask the butcher to do this for you!
The rolled turkey fillet can be assembled and refrigerated up to 4 hours before cooking. Bring to room temperature by removing from fridge 1 hour before cooking.

Recipe Type: Celebration, Christmas

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 05/05/2013

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