Turkey with Fig Sauce
• 1 (9 lbs) whole turkey, giblets removed
• 2 tbsps. margarine
• 12 fresh, ripe, figs.
• 1 tbsp of soy sauce
• 1 cup of Champagne
• 1 tbsp of honey
Thaw the turkey and accommodate the bird in a roasting pan. Attach the wings to his chest with sticks and cross the legs, tying them with dental floss. Cover with foil.
In previously heated oven bake it for 90 minutes. Remove the foil, continue baking on 325-F degree oven until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh attains 180-F degrees, slathering with butter every 20 minutes. Check the bottom of the pan, if dry add 1 cup of water.
In the meantime, Mash the pulp 8 figs with a fork. Reserve.
Remove the turkey from the pan and place it on the serving platter.
Take the pan directly over the flame of the stove, add the mashed figs mashed with a fork, soy sauce, honey and champagne. Mix well with a wooden spoon so that the figs absorb the flavor of the sauce in the pan, adding water if necessary.
Decorate the turkey with the remaining figs cut in half.
Pour figs sauce on turkey and serve immediately.
Turkey Breast of Christmas
8 turkey breast fillets (remove the fat side)
salt to taste
2 tbsps. of oil
1 cup (tea) of orange juice
8 tbsps. of cream cheese
4 tomatoes peeled, seeded and cut into small cubes
1 tbsp. fresh basil
1 tbsp. of dried oregano
2 tbsps. of chopped almonds
In a bowl, season the turkey with salt and olive oil and reserve. Place a pan on the stove and sear the fillets for 10 minutes on each side. Basting with orange juice until golden brown. Transfer turkey filets to a baking pan, pour cream cheese, tomato, basil and oregano and bring to medium high browning in the oven for 25 minutes. A few minutes before removing from oven, sprinkle the almonds over each fillet of turkey. Serve.