Roast Turkey Griddled Asparagus

Roast Turkey Griddled Asparagus

Posted 2013-11-06 by Tammy Faceyfollow
Instead of using turkey breast, or cooking a whole bird for a mid week meal, try the cheaper cuts like a joint. The meat is darker because it is closer to the bone, but it is also more flavoursome than the somewhat boring white meat.

You get a lot of meat from this particular cut of meat, so do as I do and store the leftovers in the fridge, to be used as sandwich fillers, or part of another meal throughout the week.

Preparation Time:5 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

1 turkey joint
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
18 asparagus spears
25ml balsamic vinegar
50g feta cheese
3 garlic cloves

  • Place the turkey on a greased baking tray.

  • Season with the herbs and pepper add the garlic cloves around the edges and place in the oven for 50 minutes, gas mark 3/170 degrees.

  • Remove the turkey from the oven and pour over a 'glug' of olive oil, then place back in the oven for 40 minutes.

  • Wash the asparagus and place in the griddle pan over a medium heat for 10 minutes.

  • Ensure they are golden brown before removing from the pan.

  • Remove the turkey from the oven and begin to carve off pieces of the meat.

  • Place the carved meat in a bowl and pour over the juices from the bottom of the tray.

  • Pour the vinegar into a small bowl and add chunks of the feta.

  • Add the asparagus and 'dress' in the feta and vinegar mix.

  • Either serve the meal in two seperate bowls which people can dig into, or follow the steps below for individual servings.

  • Serve three asparagus spears per person, crumble with feta, drizzle with the gravy like juices and add a generous portion of meat.

  • Although there are no potatoes, this is a filling, healthy, and delicious dish, which all of the family can enjoy.

    The leftover turkey can be stored in the fridge for up to one week, in an airtight container.


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