Thursday, November 29, 2007
Blue Cheese Turkey and Bacon Rolls with Cranberry Sauce
I was inspired to create this recipe by another similar recipe, which included chicken, mint leaves and orange juice :)
But as Christmas is approaching faster I decided to try with turkey steaks. Because they are relatively very dry, I needed something to make them more juicy, so I opted for the bacon, and I don't regret, it was a successful choice. And the combined flavours of the rolls and the freshly-made slightly sour cranberry juice were really fantastic.
It's also very unusual type of combination for the Bulgarian cuisine, but definitely a must-try :)
So let's start with the recipe:
6 thin turkey steaks
6 slices of smoked bacon
fresh parsley leaves
Blue cheese ( I used a Danish blue cheese)
a small cube for each steak, or about 50 gr
lemon juice and soy sauce for marinating the turkey
about 150 gr fresh cranberries
80 ml water
100 gr sugar
a pinch of cinnamon
I put the turkey steaks in the lemon juice (1/2 or 1 lemon) and the soy sauce for about 30 minutes.
Then I lined the steaks by the bacon, then I placed fresh parsley leaves over the turkey meat, and a small cube of blue cheese in one of the parts, and start rolling so that the bacon remains on the top part of the roll.
I put them in a tin lined with kitchen foil and I put kitchen foil on top.
Bake on 200 degrees C for 30 minutes, then lift the upper foil and bake for some 5-6 minutes if needed.
For the cranberry sauce: Just wash and rinse the cranberries, put them in a sauce pan, add the water and sugar, and turn the heat on. Add a little lemon juice and stir occasionally, until the mixture thickens well.