Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Green Chili-Almond Sauce

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Description

“Recipe and photo courtesy of Chef David Walzog, author of “The New American Steakhouse”

Ingredients

3/4 Cup: Sliced Almonds
2 Tablespoons: Corn Oil Or Other Neutral Oil Such As Grapeseed Or Canola
4: Anaheim Chilies, Stemmed And Seeded
1/3 Cup: Roughly Chopped White Onion
1 Tablespoon: Roughly Chopped Garlic
2 Cups: TURKEY BROTH
As Needed: Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup: Chopped Fresh Cilantro Leaves
1 Tablespoon: Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
1/4 Cup: Pureed Roasted Garlic
2 Teaspoons: Minced Fresh Thyme Leaves
2 Teaspoons: Finely Grated Lemon Zest
2 Tablespoons Plus 2 Teaspoons: Corn Oil Or Other Neutral Oil Such As Grapeseed Or Canola
1/2 Teaspoon: Kosher Salt
1/2 Teaspoon: Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3 Pounds SKINLESS, BONELESS TURKEY BREAST: Cut Into Rectangles Approximately 1-1/2 X 1-1/2 X 6 Inches
1-1/2 Pounds: TURKEY BACON, Thinly Sliced (About 24 Slices)
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Directions

1
GREEN CHILI-ALMOND SAUCE: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spread the almonds out on a baking sheet and toast until dark golden brown, approximately 5 minutes.
2
In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chilies, onion, and garlic and cook until softened and lightly browned, approximately 4 minutes. Add the almonds, broth, and 2-1/2 teaspoons salt. Simmer until slightly thickened, approximately 10 minutes.
3
Remove the pan from the heat and add the cilantro. Place the sauce in a blender and puree until smooth. Before serving, add the fresh lime juice.
4
The sauce can be covered and refrigerated for up to 6 hours.
5
BACON-WRAPPED TURKEY: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
6
Mix the garlic puree, thyme, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons oil, salt and pepper into paste. Coat the turkey portions with this mixture.
7
Lay out 3 or 4 slices of bacon, edges overlapping slightly. Place one piece of turkey atop the bacon and roll the bacon around the turkey. Repeat with the remaining bacon and turkey. Place on a plate with the seam side down until ready to cook.
8
Heat the 2 teaspoons oil in a large, ovenproof sauté pan.
9
Put the turkey rolls seam side down in the hot pan and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
10
Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until the bacon is crisp and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the roll reads 165 degrees F, about 12 to 14 minutes.
11
SERVING: To serve, slice the turkey on the bias into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces and arrange the pieces on a platter.
12
Serve with mashed potatoes.
13
Pass the sauce alongside in a sauceboat.