*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                      POT ROAST OF TURKEY WITH BARLEY
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Oil
      1/2                Turkey breast, about 3.5 lbs
    3       c            Water
      1/3   c            Whipping cream
    1                    Onion -- studded with
    2                    Cloves
    1       tb           Minced garlic
    3                    Bay leaves
    1       tb           Fresh thyme -- -ÿÿ
    1       tb           -Dried thyme
      3/4   c            Pearl barley
      1/2   ts           Salt -- or as desired
      1/2   ts           Ground white pepper
    5       lg           Leeks -- white part only,
                         - sliced in thin rounds
    2       tb           Unsalted butter
   HEAT THE OIL in a large Dutch oven or roasting pan and
   add the turkey, skin side down. Cook over high heat
   until skin is golden, about 7 minutes. Remove the
   turkey and pour off the oil. Replace the pot on the
   stove and add the water, onion, garlic, bay leaves,
   thyme, barley, salt and pepper. Replace the turkey,
   skin side up. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 1
   hour. Meanwhile, heat the butter over low heat in a
   covered skillet, add the leeks, cover and cook 20
   minutes, stirring occasionally. When the leeks are
   tender, remove from the heat and set aside. Transfer
   the turkey to a cutting board and remove the onion and
   bay leaves from the barley. Add the cream and cook
   another 3 minutes or until barley mixture thickens.
   When it’s time to serve dinner, carefully remove the
   meat from the bones and discard bones. Cut the breast
   meat against the grain into thin diagonal slices. Pour
   the barley onto a large platter. Arrange the turkey on
   the barley and pile the leeks in the center of the
   platter. Serve immediately.
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