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Roast Turkey With Cheese & Craker Crust and Beetroot Gravy


This recipe is absolutely delicious. The turkey is top with a cheese and cracker crumbs crust and roast in the oven till the crispy. It is serve on a bed of spinach with sweet baby beetroot turkey gravy. It is suitable for weeknight dinner or as an alternative to Roast turkey Christmas dinner.

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  • 2 pieces turkey steak (about 150g each piece)
  • 1 small red chilli ( chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chilli oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 100g grated cheese
  • 8 Ritz Cheese crackers
  • A few sprigs of rosemary
  • 100g cooked baby beetroots
  • ½ small red pepper ( chopped)
  • 100ml rich turkey stock
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • Salt and pepper


servings 2
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 35mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Mix lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, onion, chilli, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add turkey steak and marinate for1 hour.
Transfer the marinated turkey steaks onto a plate.

Step 2

Place the Ritz crackers in a plastic bag. Use a rolling pin and break the crackers into fine crumbs. Add in finely grated cheese.

Step 3

Place the turkey steaks on a baking tray. Press the cheese crust on top. Drizzle with olive oil. Add a sprig of rosemary on top.
Roast the turkey steak on the centre of the oven at gas mark 5/ 190C for 30 minutes until the turkey s cooked and the crust is golden brown

Step 4

Cut one beetroot into fine strips. Set aside for garnish. Place the beetroot and red pepper in a processor. Add in turkey stock. Pulsate for 30 seconds. Pass the sauce through a sieve. Heat the sauce in a pan.

Step 5

Cook spinach in a pan of salty water for 1 minute. Drain.
Put a few spoonful of beetroot gravy on a warm plate. Arrange the cooked spinach in the centre. Place the cheese crust turkey onto of the spinach. Drizzle with beetroot gravy. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and beetroot strips.

This dish is lovely served with roast potatoes and cranberry sauce as an alternative to the traditional Roast Turkey Christmas dinner

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