Vinha d’alho para Peru (Portuguese turkey fillet)

Serves 4 people
Cooking time: 2 hours prep, 50 minutes assembly

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ lbs (800 g) turkey fillet
  • 1 tsp piri piri spices
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup (150 ml) Vinho Verde wine
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
Wine suggestion: Vinho Verde

An very crisp wine with a long aftertaste that can also be used to add freshness to the turkey marinade.

Preparation

Marinate a 1 ¾ lb (800 g) turkey fillet in olive oil with 1 tsp piri piri spices, 3 cloves finely chopped garlic, ½ cup (150 ml) Vinho Verde wijn, 1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley and some grated lemon peel. Leave in a plastic bag to marinate at least 2 hours.

Sprinkle the turkey fillet with salt and pepper and bake 50 minutes in a casserole dish in an oven preheated to 350 °F (180 °C).

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