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Roasted Pesto Turkey Fillet

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup grated Mil Lel Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 kg turkey fillet
  • extra olive oil, for brushing
  • paprika, for sprinkling, optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • blanched asparagus spears and cherry tomatoes, for serving


Method
Reserve some basil leaves for serving. Blend basil, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor or using a hand held blender until finely chopped and mix into combined Parmesan, olive oil, breadcrumbs and semi-dried tomatoes.   Cut a deep pocket into the side of the turkey fillet and fill with the pesto mixture. Secure opening with skewers.  Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with paprika and season to taste. Bake at 200°C for 30-40 minutes or until cooked to your liking.  Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving. Arrange on a platter and serve with asparagus spears and cherry tomatoes.  May be served warm or cold.

Roasted Pesto Turkey Fillet

Preparation time:
15 minutes

Cooking time:
40 minutes

Serves:
4-6

Products used:
Mil Lel Parmesan cheese

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