Today’s post is sponsored by the US Highbush Blueberry Council!
Cranberries have always been synonymous with the holidays. You can’t have turkey without cranberries. Or so you thought… We are here to tell you that you most definitely can, and this is coming from the biggest cranberry sauce lover of all time. I put that shit on everything!
This whole change came about when we were challenged by the US Highbush Blueberry Council to create a savory holiday recipe showcasing blueberries and after much thought and brainstorming, this Blueberry and Brie Stuffed Turkey Wellington came to be. And it is fabulous, both in presentation and in ultimately in taste. It just goes to show that a little change, like adding a handful of blueberries to your holiday dish, can make a big difference in flavor, making the season just a little merrier.
Blueberries have always been a favorite summer berry of ours, especially around the Fraser Valley where Debbie and I live as they grow in abundance here, but they’re not just a summer berry. Blueberries are available all year round in the frozen section of your grocery store and you can sometimes even find them fresh in the produce section, if you are lucky.
Debbie and I loved this challenge. It was fun to put our heads together and come up with a creative dish. I will have to admit, that when Debbie suggested pairing blueberries with pickled beets, I was pretty skeptical. But she did it anyways and the resulting sauce blew us both away! It’s so flavorful and it tastes just like Christmas.
This holiday treat is really simple to make even though it looks pretty impressive and possibly a little daunting. However, all you do is pound out your turkey breast in a large ziplock bag, put the brie in the middle topped by the shallot and herb mixture, diced pickled beets, a handful or two of blueberries, and bacon (!), roll up the breast the best you can and fold the puff pastry over the turkey breast. That’s it!
Throw it in the oven and it comes out beautiful on the outside with all the flavors melded together with the melted brie.
Stunning to look at and way easier than a full on roasted turkey!
And why not include blueberries in your holiday meal?
To get the recipe for this elegant dish, please visit the US Highbush Blueberry Council’s website.
Enjoy this one!