Put the water, salt, peppercorns, cloves and bay leaves in a pot and bring the liquid to a boil. As soon as the liquid starts boiling turn the heat off, transfer the liquid to a large bowl or container and leave in the fridge covered to cool.
Get couple of large sheets of cling film and place over the top of the turkey. Then use a meat tenderizer or rolling pin to bash the turkey until the whole breast becomes a surface that is even in thickness (about 1 - 2 inches thick).
Once the brine has cooled down, submerge the meat in the brine liquid, cover again and leave in the fridge overnight.
Cranberry and herb stuffing
Get a large frying pan on medium heat. Add your olive oil, then your onions and fry for about 3-4 minutes. Once the onions start breaking down and go soft, add your butter and melt through.
Next, add your cranberries, breadcrumbs, parsley, sage and mint. Mix together well in the pan, turn the heat off and season with salt and pepper.
Assembly and cooking
Pre-heat your oven to 160 (325 degrees F) degrees Celsius.
Take your turkey out of the brining liquid, then dry with kitchen paper or a cloth.
Place the turkey out flat on a board skin side down.
Add your stuffing over the top of your flattened turkey breast nice and evenly. Then carefully and firmly roll up the turkey into a cylinder shape. Get some kitchen twine, and tie about 6 firm knots along your rolled turkey to keep it nice and sealed. Rub the 50g grams of butter over the turkey roll, wash your hands, then lay your bacon strips over the top. Line a roasting tray with baking paper, put your turkey roll in the tray and roast in the oven for 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Once the turkey is cooked, take it out of the oven, cover with tin foil and let it rest for about another 20 minutes.
Cut the string off, start carving and serve with some veg and gravy. Enjoy!!!!
Before you make this brined roasted turkey roll recipe, remember that it is recommended that you brine the turkey overnight. So make sure you prepare in advance.
Brined Roasted Turkey Roll
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371Calories from Fat 209
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9.2g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.