Poached Turkey Breast Salad with Lemon, Capers, Cornichons and Mint
Poached Turkey Breast Salad with Lemon, Capers, Cornichons and Mint
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    My good friend Carol Allen so raved about this cold marinated turkey breast, I had to ask for the recipe! I have adapted it a bit and find that the simplicity and ease of poaching a whole turkey breast makes it ideal for salads for a crowd. And if you are not a crowd, a portion of the poached turkey can be sliced thinly and dressed while the rest can be cubed and used in any recipe calling for poached or roasted chicken. Serve this with a simple tossed green salad.

    Ingredients

    • 1 boneless turkey breast (about 4 pounds)
    • 1 large onion, halved (do not peel) and stuck with 2 cloves
    • 3 carrots, chopped
    • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves
    • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
    • A 1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled
    • 4 plump, moist garlic cloves, peeled, halved, and green germ removed
    • 6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
    • MARINADE:
    • Grated zest of 2 lemons, preferably organic
    • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon imported French mustard
    • 6 small spring onions or scallions, white part only, trimmed, peeled, and cut into very thin slices
    • 12 Cornichons (page 290), thinly sliced
    • ½ cup Capers in Vinegar (page 289), drained
    • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, cut into a chiffonade, for garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 451 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 22 g 33.16%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 14.88%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 71 mg 23.82%
    • Sodium: 2679 mg 111.65%
    • Calcium: 68 mg 6.79%
    • Potassium: 141 mg 4.04%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 16 mg 88.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 20 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 22.31%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 47 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 66.45%
    • Vitamin C 10.87%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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