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Old 11-23-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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Turkey Breast with Southwestern Cornbread Dressing

Turkey Breast with Southwestern Cornbread Dressing

Yield: 12 servings
5 cups cornbread, coarsley crumbled
4 English muffins coarsely crumbled
3 Mild green chilies roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 Red bell pepper roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
3/4 cup pine nuts toasted
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
3 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
4 tbsp TURKEY BROTH or water
1 BONE-IN TURKEY BREAST (5-6 pounds)
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
vegetable cooking spray
1 In large bowl combine cornbread, muffins, chilies, red pepper, pine nuts, cilantro, parsley, basil, thyme, and oregano; set aside.
2 In large skillet over medium-high heat, saute turkey sausage, celery and onion 8 to 10 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
3 Combine turkey mixture with cornbread mixture. Add broth or water if mixture is too dry; set aside.
4 Loosen skin on both sides of turkey breast, being careful not to tear skin, leaving it connected at breast bone.
5 Spread 1 tablespoon garlic under loosened skin over each breast half. Repeat procedure, spreading 1/4 cup cilantro over each breast half.
6 Place turkey in 13-X 9-X 2-inch roasting pan, lightly coated with vegetable cooking spray. Spoon half of stuffing mixture under breast cavity.
7 Spoon remaining stuffing into 2-quart casserole, lightly coated with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.
8 Roast turkey breast, uncovered, at 325 degrees F. 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 170 degrees F. in deepest portion of breast.
9 Bake remaining stuffing uncovered along with turkey breast during last 45 minutes.

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