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Turkey Piccata

Turkey Piccata
turkey piccataHere’s a quick and delicious version of an Italian classic that is similar to Turkey Scallopini. Double or triple the recipe depending on how many servings you’d like – this recips yields two servings.
  • 1 whole turkey breast, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • optional capers or peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves

Slice the turkey breast crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Cover with plastic wrap that has been spritzed with a little water, spritz the top again, and gently pound to about twice the original size, no less than 1/8 inch thickness. Use a wide, flat meat mallet and outward strokes, or use a heavy can of food with a metal pie tin – the key is not to damage the meat to the point of tearing.

turkey piccata 3
Turkey breast meat pounded flat before dredging

Season side A with salt and pepper, and place the breast side A into a pan of flour to lightly coat. Season side B with kosher salt and pepper, and flip to lightly coat with flour, dusting off any excess.

Heat 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter and 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a pan over medium high until hot but not smoking. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, and place in a foil wrapper and into a 200 degree oven to keep warm.

Reduce heat to low and add 2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallots to the pan, and cook for about a minute. Add 1/2 cup wine and 1/3 cup lemon juice and let simmer for 2 – 3 minutes. Whisk in 2 Tbsp. butter and continue to whisk until thoroughly integrated. For a sharper sauce, finish the piccata with capers or peppercorns.

turkey piccata sauce
Sauce has been whisked and capers added

Transfer the turkey to a warmed platter, and cover with the sauce evenly. Garnish with 1 – 2 Tbsp. of parsley.



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