Citrus Stuffed Turkey Joint
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Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes
1 skinless boneless British turkey joint, approx 1.8kg
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely diced
150g dried apricots, finely chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Handful each of chopped parsley and thyme
200g fresh breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to season
6 streaky rashers bacon
Preheat the oven to 230°C/Gas 8.
Heat half the butter in a frying pan and cook the garlic, celery, onion and pepper until soft. Add the apricots, lemon zest and juice, herbs and breadcrumbs and season.
Gradually add enough stock to make the stuffing moist but not wet.
Lay the turkey breast out flat, skinned side down. Spoon the stuffing down the middle then roll up and tie. Place the turkey breast upwards in a roasting tin, smear with remaining butter and cover with the bacon.
Cover with foil and roast for 50 minutes per kilo plus 30 minutes extra, removing foil for the last 30 minutes. Check the juices run clear remove, then leave to rest for 20 minutes. Serve sliced with a selection of roasted vegetables.