Holidays are right around the corner. For many, the holidays include lots of delicious food. This season, get into the holiday spirit with yummy holiday food and potentially prevent cancer with cancer-fighting ingredients.
Roasted Turkey Breast, Porchetta Style: Cancer-Fighting Recipe
The holiday season is always a good time to make a delicious roasted turkey. But now, you can make your holiday meal with a few extra cancer-fighting ingredients. This cancer-fighting turkey recipe includes herbs and spices that give your immune system a boost to help prevent cancer.
1 turkey breast, whole
1 teaspoon of coriander seed
1 teaspoon of fennel seed
1 tablespoon of finely chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon of freshly chopped sage
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon of ground pepper
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
- Mix together coriander and fennel seeds in a small, dry skillet and heat on stove over medium-high heat until seeds are gold, or approximately 3-4 minutes. Shake pan in a circular motion every so often at first and then constantly as it cooks. Move the heated seeds to a plate to cool.
- Use a food processor to mix toasted coriander and fennel seeds, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are very finely chopped. After ingredients have been chopped, keep the processor running while lightly pouring in the oil. Let it settle for at least 15 minutes.
- While the seasoning is settling, begin gently separating skin from the turkey. Use your fingers to avoid ripping the skin. Once seasoning is done sitting, pour ⅓ of the mixture under the skin on each side of the breast. Then coat the inside of the breast with the rest of the mixture. Finally rub your hands over the remainder of the skin, giving it a light mixture coating. Seal the turkey breast in a plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
- After the turkey is done marinating, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Ensure a rack is in your roasting pan and unwrap turkey to set on the counter.
- Before placing the turkey on the rack, pour chicken broth into the roasting pan. Place the turkey on the rack and stick it in the over. Roast the turkey, turning the pan over every 20 minutes to ensure even cooking until the thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If the skin darkens too quickly, place a foil tent over the breast.
- Let the turkey sit for about 20 minutes before carving and serving.
This cancer-fighting recipe is perfect for the holiday season. Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, wants to help each and every cancer patient, and their families, enjoy a seasonal meal that is healthy and may help prevent cancer as well. Discover more cancer-fighting recipes on our blog with new recipes posted monthly. Visit our website at www.cccnevada.com to learn more about our cancer treatment services and patient resources.