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Saffron Apricot Braised Turkey London Broil


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Saffron Apricot Braised Turkey London Broil

A Turkey London Broil is another name for a boneless, skinless half turkey breast. But don't be disappointed that it is nothing more exciting, as this wonderful cut of fowl offers so many options for a quick and light supper. Keep it simple with this easy marinade and enjoy anytime, noting that the leftovers are as good as the the original.


  • Prep Time : 20 min
  • Cook Time : 40-50 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour


3-4 Servings


    Turkey and Marinade

    • 1-1/2 to 2 pound turkey london broil, (half boneless & skinless turkey breast)
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1 tablespoon dry oregano


    • 1/2 cup dry white wine, (or orange juice)
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • pinch saffron
    • 3 large Spanish onions, sliced into 1/4 moons, divided
    • canola oil, as needed
    • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
    • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes in juice
    • 1/2cup water
    • 2/3 cup dry apricots, diced (about 14 pieces)
    • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


    Turn the turkey breast over and open the flap with a gentle tug of your fingers.  Lay it on a large sheet of plastic wrap.  Place another loosely fitted sheet of plastic wrap on top.  Lightly pound the thicker part with a mallet until it is an even thickness with the smaller part.

    Place the turkey in a 2-gallon sized zip-tight bag.  Place the orange juice, water, honey and oregano into a small bowl.  Mix until well combined and pour into the zip-tight bag with the turkey and seal.  Place on a baking tray and refrigerate for 2 – 6 hours.  Occasionally turn over to marinate the other side.

    In a small bowl combine the white wine with the cinnamon and saffron.  Stir and set aside for at least 30 minutes.

    Grease a large ovenproof casserole and spread out half the onions on the bottom of the pan.  Place the turkey london broil on top of the onions, (flap side down), with about 1 cup marinade.  Discard the remainder of the marinade.  Roast in a 375˚ F. oven for approximately 40 – 50 minutes.

    In a medium skillet add 2 tablespoons oil, remaining onions, garlic and oregano.  Cook over medium heat until lightly golden.  Pour in the saffron blend, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula to get every flavorful drop.  Add in the tomatoes, water and apricots.  Bring to a light simmer.

    Remove from the turkey from the oven when cooked through (at 165 F.), and keep lightly covered to rest for 15 minutes.  Slice across the grain and place on a platter and keep warm.

    While the turkey is at the resting stage, combine the Saffron Apricot Sauce with the onions and turkey pan drippings.  Bring to a simmer and mix well.

    Adjust the sauce seasonings with salt and pepper, as desired.  Stir well and pour sauce over the turkey slices just before serving.

    Note:  This recipe easily doubles up, as needed, though you’ll only need a single batch of the marinade.


    About Alison and Jeff Nathan


    Chef Jeff Nathan is the executive chef of The Abigael’s Group, which includes Abigael’s on Broadway and the Green Tea Lounge. He is also the author of two popular cookbooks, Adventures in Jewish Cooking and Jeff Nathan’s Family Suppers. At his restaurants, and on his acclaimed public television series, New Jewish Cuisine, Chef Nathan emphasizes the flavors of modern America while strictly observing the laws of kashrut. Along with his wife Alison, Chef Nathan is setting a new standard for kosher cooking with his innovative dishes and creative presentations. Find out more at Abigaels.com




    5 Responses to Saffron Apricot Braised Turkey London Broil

    1. avatar says: susan

      The ingredients ( quantities ) for the sauce are missing from the ingredient list, just mentioned in the directions. Sounds delicious.

    2. avatar says: Abigail

      There are many ingredients missing from the list…

    3. avatar says: Susan

      ingredient list s missing the sauce ingredients. they are mentioned in directions but without quantities.

    4. avatar says: Alison

      Thanks for letting us know that the recipe wasn’t posted in entirety. It will be corrected shortly.

    5. excellent my children delighted- wanted more

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