Vino Cotto Turkey with Green Bean and Sugar Snap Peas Salad Recipe

Vino Cotto Turkey with Green Bean and Sugar Snap Peas Salad Recipe

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Poaching then grilling...the results is a tender and flavorful turkey.  The amazing flavor of vino cotto lends a modern twist. Try this delicious recipe for your next Thanksgiving dinner!

Recipe by Emma Knowles, Lisa Featherby & Alice Storey
Photo by Ben Dearnley
Styling by Emma Knowles
Gourmet Traveler, December 2009 issue

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Ingredients:

  • 1 litre (4 cups) chicken stock
  • 1 orange, thinly peeled rind only
  • 20 gm (4cm piece or 1.6 oz piece) ginger, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 turkey breast (about 1.4kg or 9 oz), skin on
  • 200 ml (7 oz) vino cotto
  • 350 ml (12.3 oz) each baby green beans and sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 8 peaches, cut into wedges
  • 2 bunches baby rocket, trimmed
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chardonnay vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Directions:

  • Combine stock, rind, ginger, garlic, star anise and peppercorns in a large saucepan over medium heat, simmer to infuse (30 minutes). Add turkey, simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and stand in liquid for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to high. Remove turkey from poaching liquid, pat dry with absorbent paper, place on a baking tray, brush with 150ml (5.3 oz) vino cotto, then grill, basting occasionally, until golden (5-7 minutes). Season to taste, cover loosely with foil, set aside to rest (10 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, blanch green beans and sugar snap peas in boiling salted water, then refresh. Drain and combine in a bowl with peaches and rocket.
  • Whisk oil, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl to combine, toss through bean mixture. Serve salad with sliced turkey and remaining vino cotto drizzled over.
  • Yields: 6 Servings

5/5

An elegant alternative to traditional Italian cannoli--a definite crowd pleaser!

This recipe made it into the Reader's Digest "Taste of Home Christmas 2011" cookbook . It also was the DECEMBER 2009 WINNER of the "Make it Fabulous with Fillo Recipe Contest" and out of 10 Finalists the THIRD PLACE FAN FAVORITE. This contest was sponsored by Athens Foods, the world's largest producer of phyllo dough.

Recipe and photo by Deena Montillo
Video by Athens Foods

Click Here for Alternative Recipe that won a contest by the leading Taste of Home magazine.

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Enjoy these delicious fall cookies with your favorite cup of coffee or add them to your Thanksgiving dessert table for all to enjoy.

A variation by Deena Montillo of Libby's® Soft Pumpkin Cookies recipe.
Photo by Deena Montillo, 2009

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A gourmet treat that's easy to make, versatile, and delicious with or without red pepper. Add to recipes. Great with crackers and cheese, toast, English muffins, bagels, and more!

Recipe and photo by Deena Montillo

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