Mccall's Cooking School Deluxe Turkey Salad

Recipe by Lorraine of AZ
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READY IN: 5hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wipe turkey with damp paper towels.
  • In an 8-quart kettle, combine broth, water, onions (each stuck with 4 whole cloves), celery, carrots, salt, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and add turkey breast. Bring back to boiling; reduce heat and simmer gently, covered, for about 2-1/2 hours or until turkey is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand, frequently spooning broth over turkey for 1-1/2 hours, or until cool enough to handle. Or you may refrigerate overnight, covered. Lift out turkey. Reserve broth for another use.
  • Remove the skin from the turkey breast. With a sharp knife, remove the breast meat in slices 1/2-inch thick. To make the dressing, in a large bowl combine oil, lemon juice, onion juice, tarragon, scallions, parsley, salt and pepper; stir to blend. Slice celery thinly on the diagonal to measure 4 cups; chill.
  • Cut sliced turkey into 1/2 to 3/4-inch pieces -- you should have about 8 cups. Add to dressing in large bowl. Toss lightly to coat well. Refrigerate, covered, until serving time, at least 1 hour or longer.
  • Make radish roses and refrigerate in ice water to open "petals" -- at least an hour.
  • Toss turkey salad with mayonnaise and light cream; chill. Add drained pineapple and mix well.
  • To serve: Spoon salad on a chilled platter lined with lettuce leaves. Garnish with watercress, radish roses and toasted almonds. (To toast almonds, in shallow pan bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden.).
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