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Aug 14, 2007 10:21 AM

turkey cutlets - any ideas?

I bought a pkg of turkey cutlets from Trader Joe's and am not sure what to do with them. Any yummy ideas that is quick and fairly healthy? TIA!

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  1. Dust them with Chipotle Chile Powder, salt/pepper and saute them in olive oil. 3-4 mins per side.

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    1. re: UStifosi

      I do a similar thing - mix spices in with a bit of flour, dredge them lightly and saute briefly in olive oil. our favorite is our home made cajun seasoning.

    2. Pounded flatter, and smeared with a little compund butter, they can be rolled up and tied, then baked or "braised". I did this for a really small Thanksgiving dinner, and it was really tasty.

      1. We like to make "turkimbocca"... Pound the cutlets flat, season, place prosciutto, gruyere, and a sliver of julienned sage, and roll it up. Secure with a toothpick. Dredge lightly in seasoned flour and sear it in butter and olive oil. It can be served with gravy made from the drippings, or slice into pinwheels and served at room temp on a toothpick.

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        1. re: bullhopper

          you could use tuna in olive oil w capers , anchovies whirl it up and use as sauce for the cutlets.

        2. Turkey piccata.

          Pound them out until they are even and fairly thin (if they aren't already). Salt & pepper the cutlets. Dredge in flour. Fry in a couple teaspoons of olive oil until browned on both sides (2-3 min. per side). Remove meat from pan, keep warm.

          Add a little more olive oil to pan (if needed) and saute two chopped shallots until translucent. Add some white wine (1/2 cup) and lemon juice (1/2 lemon) and simmer until slightly reduced and thickened. Remove from heat. Add a palmful of capers if you wish and swirl in a tablespoon of butter. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. If you don't like capers, add a handful of chopped parsley. Pour sauce over cutlets and serve.

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          1. re: QueenB

            Yes! I make this often, and turkey works out nicely. I make chicken piccata too and I think they are equally as good. Instead of making scallop size pieces as I do with the chicken, I leave the cutlets whole but pound out to make them thinner as you indicate. Your recipe is the same as mine except I do add chopped fresh garlic with the shallot, and then parsley and romano cheese to serve with a garlic pasta (usually angel hair).

            1. re: QueenB

              Am having this tonight- forgot how much I like piccata- am using chicken cutlets, as that is what I have on hand- got them last week for $1.99 per pound- which is usually the cheapest price for boneless breasts, not chicken cutlets!! Have a freezer full!

              1. re: QueenB

                This sounds great. I just happen to have a package in my freezer!

              2. jfood's w QueenB on this one. Turkey picaata with some arugala on top.

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                1. re: jfood

                  I agree.

                  Also, do a turkey parm instead of chicken parm. A little pasta and some sauce and you are set!

                  1. re: jfood

                    Oh that sounds really good with the arugula. I'll try that, thanks!