Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to participate with a bunch of talented Canadian bloggers in developing recipes for Get Your Grill On, a joint campaign by the Turkey Farmers of Canada and Mushrooms Canada. Their request was simple – create a fabulous dish that combines cultivated mushrooms and turkey, and that can be prepared on the grill.
I put my thinking cap on, and eventually came up with two recipes, the first of which is this Grilled Turkey Breast with Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing.
This grilled stuffed turkey breast is kind of a play on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey with rice stuffing, but with a summertime twist.
The stuffing has all the usual flavours – rice, celery, shallots, dried cherries, and sage – plus wild rice and a blend of thinly sliced shiitakes and button mushrooms to add a nutty, earthy sort of flavour.
It’s not entirely like your usual holiday turkey, though. Using a butterflied turkey breast makes it much quicker to prepare than a whole bird, while grilling gives the turkey a subtle smokiness and a crispy golden-brown outside that no oven could ever replicate.
Sliced into thick medallions, it’s a downright elegant dish that would be right at home on your table for a summertime dinner party.
To get the recipe (along with all of the other fabulous recipes, head on over to the Tasty Turkey Facebook page to download the free e-book.
But wait… there’s more! There’s a whole ‘nother cookbook available on the Mushrooms Canada Facebook page, which is filled with even more grilled turkey and mushroom goodness, including a second recipe by yours truly.
Wondering what I came up with for my second recipe? You’ll just have to download that e-book to see. :)
Disclosure: I was compensated by the Turkey Farmers of Canada and Mushrooms Canada in exchange for my participation in this project. My opinions, as always, are entirely my own.