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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Turkey Roulade (turkey tenderloin stuffed with onions/mushrooms/kale) served over angel hair pasta with creamy tomato sauce

Yes it's fun to play with your food.  Even when you're cooking it! A yummy filling rolled up in a turkey tenderloin and served over a wonderful sauced pasta. Perfect comfort food.

Let's begin with the filling for the turkey:
1 T. olive oil
1T. butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
2 cups kale (packed)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
15 oz. container ricotta cheese
3 T. chopped basil
1 lb. turkey tenderloin

Over medium heat, in a medium skillet melt butter with olive oil. Saute onions, mushrooms and kale until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and red pepper flakes and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Mix together ricotta cheese and basil.

Make a lengthwise slit down the center of the tenderloin to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open tenderloin so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness. Remove plastic; sprinkle turkey with pepper and salt.

Carefully spread ricotta/basil mixture over tenderloin. Spread the onion/mushroom/kale mixture in a 1/2 inch thick layer over the meat, leaving a half-inch border on all sides.

Don't mound the filling or the turkey will be difficult to roll. Tie every 2 inches with kitchen twine.

Place turkey roulade in a shallow baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for an hour or so until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. 

When roulade is done, let rest for 10 minutes and then cut twine and remove. Carefully slice into 1 1/2 inch slices. While the roulade is baking make the sauce for the pasta.

1 large can tomato sauce
1 t. granulated garlic
1 t. onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 t. dried oregano
1 t. dried basil
3/4 cup heavy cream

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients except for cream. When sauce is heated through, add cream and reduce heat to low. Let gently simmer while pasta cooks.

Cook angel hair pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Plate pasta and ladle on sauce. Place turkey roulade on top of pasta and serve.

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