Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place a baking rack on a sheet pan or into a roasting pan.
Pound out turkey: Lay the butterflied turkey breast between two large pieces of plastic wrap on clean work surface. Use a mallet (or rolling pin) to slightly pound turkey breast to an even ¾’’ thickness. Remove plastic wrap and discard.
Add stuffing: Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper. Spread the stuffing mixture, in a ½’’ thick layer, evenly over the turkey leaving a ¾-1’’ border on all sides. Be careful not to overstuff the turkey or you will have a difficult time rolling it up. Transfer any remaining stuffing to a buttered baking dish and follow baking instructions below, adding it to the oven alongside of the turkey in the last hour of cooking.
Roll the turkey: Starting at the shortest end of the turkey breast, skin removed side down, roll the turkey up and over the stuffing, jelly-roll style. Use your fingers to tuck in any stuffing that escapes on the sides as you roll. Firmly tie up the turkey roulade with kitchen twine every 2’’ to form a compact cylinder.
Season the roulade: Brush turkey with butter and season generously with salt and pepper.
Brown the roulade: Heat oil in a large skillet, Dutch oven, or roasting pan (something large enough to hold the roulade) over medium high heat. Once hot, add turkey seam side down to pan. Sear roulade on all sides until golden brown, about 5-6 minutes total. Check the side you are searing every minute, depending on how hot your pan is. You want to brown it on all sides, not burn it.
Roast: Transfer the turkey roulade, seam side down, to the rack insert. **Keep the pan you seared the turkey in, you will use the brown bits stuck to the bottom to make your gravy**. Roast for about 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 degrees (be sure to test internal temperature in a few places. My turkey roulade took 1 hour, 25 minutes to reach 160 degrees F).
Rest: Remove the turkey from the oven and tent with aluminum foil. Allow the turkey to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes before carving into ½- ¾’’ thick slices.
While Turkey is roasting, prepare the gravy: Make a sachet by laying a large piece of cheese cloth on a clean work surface. Place all sachet ingredients in the middle of the cloth, bring up the sides and tie the top with kitchen twine to form a small bag. (See picture included in blog above). Add chicken stock and sachet to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook until stock is reduced to 2 cups, about 25-30 minutes. Set aside.
When ready to serve, remove the gravy from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
Serve Roulade with gravy and extra stuffing on the side if using.
Yield: 8-9 (1’’ wide) Roulade Slices
Nutritional information is an approximation and based upon 6 servings.