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Turkey dijonnaise

  • 12/06/2006
  • Difficult
  • 6
  • 120 min

In many countries, and especially in America, turkey is the favourite traditional festive meal for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Micheal Logozzo, our guest in Vegeta’s kitchen, prepared it in an unusual, modern and American-European style.


  • 1.3 kg turkey breast pieces
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grape mustard (mustard with coarse ground mustard grains)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 100 ml dry white wine or 50 ml of vermouth
  • 30 g butter
  • 300 ml sweet cream
  • 2-3 apples
  • 2-3 pears
  • 50 ml oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Marinate the turkey: smear the meat with a mixture of mustard and Vegeta. Let stand for about 2 hours at room temperature.
  2. 2.
    Put oil, marinated turkey breasts into the baking dish, add pepper and roast in oven preheated at 180°C for about 90 minutes (depending on the quantity of meat). Baste occasionally with water and when almost done baste with wine or vermouth.
  3. 3.
    Heat butter in a pan, add apples and pears previously pealed and sliced and sauté briefly. Add sweet cream, mustard collected from the top of the meat and roasting juices. Reduce heat and simmer the sauce gently for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. 4.
    If desired, add pepper and salt to taste and pour the sauce over the cut meat.


Serve turkey dijonnaise warm with wide noodles, rice or corn soufflé.


Instead of turkey breasts you may use chicken which reduces time necessary for preparation.

Little secret

Mustard and roasting juice will additionally enrich the fruit sauce.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 773 / 3.231 - -
Fat g 43,21 - -
Carbohydrates g 24,16 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,32 - -
Protein g 63,96 - -
Salt g 0,66 0 0
Vitamin A μg 673,43 17 13
Vitamin D μg 46,47 23 23
Vitamin E mg 7,73 35 35
Niacin mg 25,39 181 127
Potassium mg 872,80 24 24
Calcium mg 110,71 11 11
Phosphorous mg 509,03 64 64

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)