International Selections Artisan Recipe - July 2013

The turkey in this dish is cooked in a process called "glassato" sautéed while building a dark, glistening natural sauce by reducing the pan liquid gradually, a little bit at a time. Each addition is reduced to a thick, syrupy glaze before a little more liquid is added and the reduction step done again. It will be a great match with your Lugana white, but the intense flavors would also bring it up to meat your Lugana Nero del Lago.

(recipe courtesy of Robin Garr wineloverspage.com)

Italian Glazed Turkey 
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Tacchino Glassato Val Camonica (Italian Glazed Turkey)

Ingredients:

• 1 lb boneless turkey thigh meat (or boneless veal roast, chicken, pork)
• salt
• pepper
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1-2 cloves garlic
• 12-15 fresh sage leaves
• 1/2 cup dry white wine
• 1 cup strong chicken broth
• Juice of 1/2 lemon


Preparation:
Cut the meat into 1-inch cubes, removing visible fat. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Using a wide, shallow skillet or sauté pan large enough to hold all the meat in a single layer, put the olive oil over medium-high heat until it sizzles, then brown the cubed meat on all sides, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Peel the garlic cloves and cut them into paper-thin slices. Add the garlic and the whole sage leaves to the pan and cook until they warm through, but don't let them brown.

Put in about half of the wine, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the liquid is reduced to a thick glaze, stirring and turning the meat occasionally to coat. Continue this process with the chicken broth, adding about 1/4 cup at a time and cooking until it reduces to a glaze. After about 15 minutes, repeat this process with the lemon juice, then continue with the rest of the wine. When it, too, reduces to a glaze, finish up with the last of the broth. The entire glazing process should take about 25 minutes.

Check seasoning and serve with just enough liquid remaining to coat the meat

Pair this recipe with this month's International Selections featuring:
• Malvasia Winery 2011 Lugana Nero del Lago
• Malvasia Winery 2012 Lugana Bianco
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