Turkey Orloff From Julia Child and Company Pt 1

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Title: Turkey Orloff From Julia Child and Company Pt 1
Yield: 8 Servings


1/4 c Plain raw white rice
1 lb Onions
1 1/2 Sticks butter
1 Egg plus 2 egg yolks
1/2 lb Fresh mushrooms
1 Handful fresh parsley
-springs; (3 Tb minced)
1/2 ts Fragrant dried tarragon
12 Or more turkeybreast slices
5 tb Flour for sauce; plus extra
-for turkey saute
1 tb Vegeetable oil
3 c Hot turkey stock
1/2 c Low-fat cottage cheese
1 c Lightly pressed down
-coarsely grated mozzarella

Described as "Turkey breast scallopini gratineed with mushrooms, onions,
rice, and cheese.

Rice and onion soubise: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drop the rice into a
saucepan with 2 quarts rapidly boiling salted water and boil uncovered for
exactly 5 minutes; drain immediately and reserve. Meanwhile peel and then
chop the onions in a food processor; (it needs no washing until after its
last operation). To do onions, prechop roughly by hand into 1-inch chunks
and process them 1 1/2 cups at a time, using metal blade and switching
machine on and off 3 or 4 times at 1-second intervals to chop onions into
3/8 inch morsels. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a flameproof 6-8 cup
baking dish, stir in the chopped onions, the drained rice, and 1/4 teaspoon
salt, mixing well to coat with the butter; cover the dish and bake in
middle level of oven for about 1 hour, stirring up once or twice, until
rice is completely tender and beginning to turn a golden yellow. When the
rice is done and still warm, beat in the egg; taste carefully and correct
seasoning. May be done a day or two in advance.

Mushroom duxelles: While rice and onion soubise is cooking, trim and wash
the mushrooms. For the food processor, first chop roughly by hand into
1-inch chunks, then process into 1/8 inch pieces, using the 1-second on-off
technique. Mince the parsley in the machine afterward. By handfuls, either
twist mushrooms hard in the corner of a towel or squeeze through a potato
ricer to extract as much of their juice as possible. Saute the mushrooms in
2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium size frying pan over moderately
high heat, stirring and tossing until mushroom pieces begin to separate
from each other--5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the tarragon and parsley; season
to taste with salt and pepper. Stir half of the mixture into the cooked
rice and onion soubise; reserve the rest. Mushroom duxelles may be cooked
in advance and may be frozen.

Preparing the turkey scallopini: Pound the slices between 2 sheets of wax
paper, with a rubber hammer, a rolling pin, or the side of a bottle, to
expand them about double and to then them down by half. These are your
turkey scallopinip cover and refrigerate them until you are ready to saute

Sauteing the turkey scallopini: Salt and pepper the turkey slices lightly,
dredge in flour and shake off excess, saute fro about a minute on each side
in 1 tablespoon of the oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter (more if
needed)--just to stiffen them and barely cook through. Set slices aside on
a plate as you finish them.

The gratineing sauce: Make a turkey veloute sauce as follows. Melt 4
tablespoons of the butter over moderate heat in a heavy-bottomed 2 quart
saucepan, blend in the flour, and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon until
flour and butter foam and froth together for 2 minutes without turning more
than a golden yellow. Remove from heat and, when this roux has stopped
bubbling, pour in 2 cups of the hot turkey or chicken stock and blend
vigorously with a wire whip. Return to heat, stirring slowly with wire whip
to reach all over bottom, corner, and side of pan, and boil slowly for 2
minutes. Taste and correct seasoning. Sauce should be thick enough to coat
a wooden spoon nicely, meaning it will coat the turkey. Beat in more stock
by droplets if sauce is too thick. In the food processor or an electric
blender, puree the egg yolks with the cottage cheese (or push through a
fine sieve and beat in a bowl with a wire whip); by dribbles, beat the hot
sauce into the egg yolk and cheese mixture.

Assembling the dish: Choose a baking and serving dish about 10 by 14 by 2
inches; butter the inside and spread a think layer of sauce in bottom of
ish. Make a neat, slightly overlapping pattern of the turkey slices down
the center of the dish, spreading

continued in part 2