Dates rolled in turkey breast

Ingredients List

  • 4 turkey breasts (This will also work with a large breast of turkey)
  • 1 chorizo ring
  • 2 dates per turkey breast.
  • Open like a book and stuff


  1. Soak dried dates overnight in warm water to soften (or at least a couple of hours, microwaved 30s to speed up the process a little)
  2. Take a Chorizo ring and cut in to sections about the same length as the dates.
  3. cut the chorizo sections, lengthwise in to quarters, so that you have 'batons' of chorizo
  4. slice open the date, lengthwise and use it to wrap the chorizo batons.
  5. Place two stuffed dates at the end of the turkey breast and roll into a cylinder.
  6. tie the rolled turkey breast with butcher twine or, use toothpicks to secure.
  7. coat the rolled turkey in olive oli, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and leave to one side.
  8. slice some remaining chorizo into small chunks and in a pan with some oil, cook until crispy.
  9. Once cooked, use a slotted spoon to lift the chorizo out of the oil and drain on some kitchen paper.
  10. in the same pan sear the turkey breasts on all sides on a medium heat and then drop the temperature to low and cover.
  11. leave to cook for 10-15 minutes, until the turkey registers ~74 degrees.
  12. Once cooked, let the turkey rest for a couple of minutes, cut off the twine and slice.
  13. Serve with some rice and salad and the chorizo chunks from before.

Notes & thoughts