11/13/17

Mediterranean Turkey Roulade

Mediterranean Turkey Roulade
This Mediterranean Turkey Roulade is insanely rich in the most delicious kinda way. A spinach, feta, artichoke and olive filling is tucked inside a beautiful free range turkey breast cutlet that has been rolled up then lightly dusted in a Dukkah nut and spice blend, and cooked to perfection. A drizzle of olive oil when it hit the plate was the icing.

And it all started with THIS bag of olives:
Sure, sure they're South American, Peruvian to be exact. I know, not really "Mediterranean" exactly.  But I took one bite of these savory, rich black Botija olives and knew they'd go nicely with some of my favorite aforementioned Mediterranean ingredients. So here we are.

Mediterranean Turkey Roulade
Serves 4

1 1/4 lbs free range turkey breast cutlet(s), pounded extra thin
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1 cup chopped organic baby spinach (1 1/2 - 2 cups before chopping)
16 black Botija olives, chopped
1 - 6.5 oz jar marinated artichoke heart quarters, drained and chopped
2 oz. good feta cheese, crumbled (I used sheep's milk)
1 1/2 Tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons Dukkah nut and spice blend
oil for cooking (Bulletproof XCT Oil or unflavored coconut oil)
good olive oil to finish
fresh organic oregano to finish (optional)

Coat both sides of the turkey breast cutlet with the Himalayan pink salt and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix the spinach, olives, artichoke hearts, feta and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Dukkah nut and spice blend together. Spread this mixture in an even layer on the turkey breast cutlet. Roll up and secure with toothpicks if needed. Sprinkle the remaining Dukkah on the outside of the rolled up turkey breast.

Spread the filling in an even layer
Roll up
 Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium high and add a small amount of cooking oil. Carefully place the rolled up turkey breast into the skillet seam side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes then roll to the side and cook another 3-4 minutes, repeating until all sides are lightly browned and turkey is fully cooked.

Remove from skillet, take out the toothpicks if used, slice and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of fresh oregano (optional). If some of the filling escaped into your skillet, sprinkle that on top as well. Likely, you will have some crisped olives in that pan and you don't want to let those go untouched. They are simply divine.

Whole Mediterranean Turkey Roulade before slicing




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