Pan Seared Wild Turkey Breast with Pan Sauce
Pan Seared Wild Turkey Breast with Pan Sauce
Breast pieces
Pan Sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 275
  2. Poke meat a few times with a fork, and sprinkle with a bit of salt, about half a tsp for each piece.
  3. Place meat in baking dish, cover with foil and move to oven
  4. Cook until thickest part of meat hits 145°F, about 35 minutes.
  5. Remove pieces to paper-towel lined plate and pat dry.
  6. Whisk melted butter, flour, cornstarch and pepper together
  7. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat until it just starts to smoke.
  8. Brush one side of meat with butter mixture and, being careful to avoid splattering, place in skillet buttered side down. Cook until browned, 3-4 minutes.

    This searing step should be hot and fast, starting as soon as possible after the meat comes out of the oven.
  9. Just before flipping, brush on remaining butter mix, flip, reduce heat to medium. Cook until thickest part of meat is 160-165°F (not higher!), about 3-4 minutes.
  10. Move turkey to platter and loosely tent with foil.
Pan Sauce
  1. Return pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Cook shallot/onion/garlic until softened, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add liquid to deglaze. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up and browned bits stuck to the bottom.
  4. Simmer until reduced a bit, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat
  5. Cut butter into about 1 tbsp cubes and dredge in a bit of cornstarch. The right amount will stick to the butter.
  6. Whisk butter and any additional flavorings into the sauce. Add black pepper to taste.
  7. Spoon sauce over turkey and serve.
Recipe Notes

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