Spiced Turkey Breast with Madeira Gravy

Spiced Turkey Breast with Madeira Gravy

Spiced Turkey Breast with Madeira Gravy

Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes


  • 1 (7-lb.) bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 tbsp. butter, at room temperature, divided
  • 2 tbsp. chopped shallots
  • 1 (14-oz.) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup dry Madeira wine
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch



  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a roasting pan with foil; add 2 cups water to pan. Place turkey on a roasting rack and set in roasting pan; rub top of turkey with oil. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and salt to taste. Rub on turkey.
  2. Roast turkey, uncovered, 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 400°F. Cover turkey loosely with foil and roast 40 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F.
  3. Transfer turkey to a serving platter; reserve 1/4 cup of the drippings (fat skimmed). Cover turkey loosely with foil to keep warm. Let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, for the gravy, in a medium saucepan melt 1/2 tablespoon of the butter over medium-low heat. Add shallots; cook 3 minutes or until softened. Add broth, wine and reserved drippings; bring to boiling. Cook until reduced to 1 3/4 cups. In a small bowl dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons cold water. Whisk into saucepan; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Slice turkey and serve with gravy.


Nutrition facts US Canadian
calories: 270 1,130.31 kJ
fat: 11 g (17 %) 11.35 g
cholesterol: 83 mg (28 %) 83.24 mg
sodium: 294 mg (12 %) 293.95 mg
carbohydrate: 5 g (2 %) 4.84 g
dietary fiber: 0 g (1 %) 0.24 g
protein: 30 g 29.71 g

* Recipe developed for Integrated Marketing Services Photography by Visual Cuisines

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