Recipe for Miso Braised Turkey from Chef Bianca Osbourne

Chef Bianca Osbourne shared with us this tasty Miso Braised Turkey recipe. Enjoy the rich and flavourful Miso Braised Turkey, a Canadian twist on a classic dish. With white miso, aromatic sage, and tender kale greens, this recipe elevates a humble turkey into a delightful and comforting meal. Indulge in the warmth and flavour that this unique recipe brings to your table.

Recipe for Miso Braised Turkey

Miso Braised Turkey

Serves: 3
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 ½ lb skin-on, bone-in split turkey breasts
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp white miso
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1 large bunch kale greens, centre ribs removed, leaves chopped (about 4 cups chopped)


1) Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.

2) Pat the turkey completely dry with paper towels. Generously season the meat all over with salt and pepper.

3) Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat until shimmering. Add the turkey skin-side down, and sear each side until deeply browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

4) Lower the heat to medium and add the butter and leeks and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they become fragrant and translucent. Stir in the kale leaves, season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, and cook until about 1 minute. Add the miso and cook for a minute more.

5) Add the stock and coconut milk and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Add ½ the amount of sage, and stock to the pot, then bring to a boil. Place the turkey breast skin-side up on top of the greens.

6) Bake covered for 35 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and registers an internal temperature of 160°F.

7) Let the braise stand for at least 5 minutes before shredding. Shred the turkey with two forks and serve on a bed of braised kale, garnished with the remaining fresh baby sage leaves sprinkled on top.



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