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:
You need:
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
lemon juice
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.

4 comments:

Patricia Scarpin said...

It looks delicious - love your photo!

Kate / Kajal said...

this looks so cheffy , Alita ...yum yum :D Looks like u've really put in a lot of hard work into this. Looks fantastic.

Alita said...

Thank you Patricia, nice to hear from you! :)

Alita said...

Kate :) I cooked it fast, but the hard efforts were out into the photos... :)
Unfortunately the lightong wasn't very good, and I was affraid that nothing would left to take pictures the next day :)
So I took my chances :)
But I have to admit that this portion with the three tiny rolls is definitely insufficient :D

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