This Roasted Turkey Roulade recipe is a one dish meal that combines a sweet and savory combination, leaving one moist, delicious and impressive meal
My husband John and I have been together since we were 19 years old. We both attended the University of Nebraska, where we met, and he was the city kid that always wanted to be country, and I was the country kid that always wanted to be city.
This month we celebrated out 35th wedding anniversary. If you asked me what the secret to a successful marriage was the only thing that I could come up with is to show them and tell them that you love them. We are not selfish or materialistic people. When we married, we had nothing but each other, and yet, we had everything. Whether you are married or not, I wish you happiness. The kind of happiness that I have had for so many years.
As you know, I just love tinkering in my kitchen. I make most of the meals on a weekly basis. However, when it comes to the grill, or in our case, The Big Green Egg, John is the boss and I am his sous. This is not a sponsored post. This is the grill that we prefer. I don’t mind and love rubbing elbows with him when he creates one of his masterpieces.
John saw this Ina Garten recipe for Turkey Roulade that he has really wanted to try. This was a weekend recipe where we knew we would have the time to try something a bit more time consuming and new to us. I am so glad we did! We followed Ina’s recipe to the tee. Now I am sure Ina’s butcher butterflied her turkey breast in a perfect rectangle. It was pretty comical to watch John hold the turkey together, with the stuffing trying it’s best to escape, while I tied it up. I used quite a bit of string to hold Ole Tom Turkey together, but you cut if off in the end any way, and no one saw how trussed up we had that guy.
The things we would change next time would be to add more savory to the sweet. She calls for sweet and hot sausage. I would probably just use Italian sausage or a mix of Italian regular and hot next time. I wouldn’t use any sweet sausage. The figs and cranberry are sweet enough. Also, I would add more of the Italian spice profiles, such as additional oregano or sage. Regardless, it was delicious. The turkey was moist and tender. This recipe makes enough stuffing to have some on the side as well.
I hope you will give this recipe a try. It was delicious. The best part though was sharing it with my best friend and the man I love. Thanks for putting up with a mushy post!