Todd English’s Grilled Turkey Chops
servings: 6

Amount

Measure

Ingredients

Preparation

6

 

TURKEY CHOPS

 

1 1/2

teaspoons

kosher salt

 

1/2 - 1

black pepper

teaspoon

 

BRINE INGREDIENTS:

6

cups

boiling water

 

 

 

zest of 2 oranges

 

1

cup

honey or maple syrup

 

3

tablespoons

kosher salt

 

1

tablespoon

molasses

 

1

 

Spanish onion cut in half

sliced

2

 

bay leaves

 

20

 

whole black peppercorns

 

1

 

head garlic

split in half

1/2

cup

fresh ginger root

chopped

1

tablespoon

mustard seeds

(optional)

COMPOTE INGREDIENTS:

1

tablespoon

olive oil

 

1

 

red onion

finely minced

1

tablespoon

fresh ginger root

chopped

2

cups

cranberries

 

1/4

cup

golden raisins

 

2

tablespoons

brown sugar

 

1

tablespoon

maple syrup

 

1/4

cup

brandy

 

2

tablespoons

balsamic vinegar

 

1/2

cup

orange juice

 

1/4

teaspoon

cayenne pepper

 

1

 

cinnamon stick

 

1/2

teaspoon

ground nutmeg

 

2

cups

cranberry juice

 

1/2

teaspoon

kosher salt

 

GLAZE INGREDIENTS:

1

 

shallot

minced

1/2

cup

maple syrup

 

1/4

cup

balsamic vinegar

 

2

cups

chicken or veal broth

 

1

tablespoon

unsalted butter

at room temperature

 


Method - Brine

  1. Place all the brine ingredients in a bowl and let cool.
  2. Add the turkey chops, cover and refrigerate for 24-36 hours.


Method - Compote

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the oil and when it is hot.
  3. Add the onion and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the cranberries, raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, brandy, balsamic vinegar and orange juice.
  5. Cook until syrupy and reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberry juice and simmer until thickened, about 12-15 minutes.
  7. Remove the cinnamon stick and set aside to cool.


Method - Glaze

  1. Place the shallot, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and chicken broth in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Lower the heat to medium and cook until reduced by half, about 12 minutes.
  3. Add the butter. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the grill.

Method - Grilled Turkey Chop Directions

  1. Remove the chops and dry them with a paper towel.
  2. Sprinkle both sides with the salt and pepper and place on the prepared grill.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Pour the glaze over the turkey chops and serve immediately, accompanied by the cranberry compote.

Turkey chops can be ordered by mail from Lobels, a butcher shop in New York City.  Lobels has a website:   http://www.lobels.com

 

This recipe has been kitchen tested.

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