Michael Symon’s Blue Cheese Stuffed Turkey Breast

Michael Symon’s Blue Cheese Stuffed Turkey Breast

Magista shoes avoiding gluten can feel like a death sentence for your favorite guilty pleasures. However, a gluten free diet doesn’t have to be about limitations, in fact it can lead to ridiculously delicious new menu options.

Stock Up on Flavor

Keep your pantry stocked with gluten versions of tamari, Hoisin sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce, veggie magista shoes broth, and hot sauces, suggests Chef Kevin Savoy of MAX’s Wine Dive in Denver. “Use and exploit the toppings and flavors that are gluten free such as hummus, guacamole, and salsa, says Savoy. The key to keep it simple is by focusing on whole, naturally gluten free foods and use a variety of fresh herbs to boost flavor and color in your dishes, he says.

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Subbing for Gluten

“I love to use chickpea flour, and have been using it long before gluten free began to happen. It is so nutty, says the executive chef at Bookstore Bar Caf Caprial Pence. “When you use it in a batter for deep frying things like fried chicken, it stays so crispy. I take it and add water and baking soda, then dip veggies and chicken wings and fry them, and they are so crisp and stay crisp longer than when I use flour. Chickpea flour also makes a really great crepe called a socca, says Pence. Cauliflower is another great substitute for color and crunch, Savoy says.

Baking Without Gluten

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“Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving! For a gluten free main course that melts in your mouth, try my Stuffed Turkey Breast with Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese. Set aside.

Place the turkey breast, skin side down, on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, begin to butterfly the thickest part of the breast not slicing through completely, but opening the meat like a book. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on top and cheap soccer cleats on sale pound out the meat into an even thickness all the way across. Remove the plastic wrap and make shallow cross hatch marks in the flesh. This will allow the seasoning to penetrate the meat further.

Season the meat well with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, then pour all of the shallot mixture on. Spread out in an even layer, leaving a small border around the edges and press it in well. Next, spread the Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese Crumbles over the top in an even layer, also pressing it in. Roll the meat all the way up in jellyroll fashion leaving the seam side down. Tie firmly 1 1/2 inches apart with butcher’s twine. Once the turkey has been tied, season the outside of it all around with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Place the turkey, seam side down, in a shallow baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with. Drizzle some olive oil over the top and place it in the oven, cooking uncovered for 45 minutes.

Remove the turkey from the oven and baste it with the juices in the bottom of the pan. Place it back in the oven, to cook uncovered for another 20 minutes, or until the turkey reaches 165 on a meat thermometer magista shoes cheap soccer cleats on sale.