Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Turkey Parmigiana

I has some turkey cutlets in the freezer and could not figure out how I wanted to cook them. I knew I wanted something saucy or grilled. I just didn't want to go the stuffed, Thanksgivingy (is that a word?) route. My husband is not a turkey lover at all. We always have to make a ham for him for Thanksgiving or Christmas. He is such a picky eater that I find myself "disguising" food quite often so that he will eat it. This recipe is a great disguise. You cannot tell that these are turkey cutlets. You could totally use chicken, veal, or any other meat. If you are in a bind and only have turkey, then this would be a great meal!

I added some roasted asparagus (which the hubby would NEVER touch) and it was a perfect meal! 

Turkey Parmigiana

4 turkey cutlets
1 jar marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe's brand)
3 tbsp. oil
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
*pasta of any kind

Season cutlets with salt and pepper. Melt butter and oil in large skillet on med. high heat. Dust cutlets in flour and shake off excess. Place in heated skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side until sides are golden brown. Once turkey is cooked through, take out of pan and place on plate to the side. Put entire jar of marinara sauce in pan. Stir and scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pan to mix in the marinara. *if you burned the turkey then use a new pan. Place the turkey in the sauce being sure to cover it completely within the sauce. Cover the pan with a lid, place on low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. During this time you can boil your noodles if you want to put the parmigiana over it.

Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over each of the cutlets in the pan and put the lid back on. Once the cheese melts, it is time to serve up!

*roasted asparagus

Heat oven to 425. Wash and dry asparagus. If you don't dry them they will steam in the oven instead of roasting. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Roast for 15-20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Your take on the parmigiana looks absolutely delicious. I'm sure your hubby is loving that. The turkey doesn't look like a turkey at all. I'm definitely trying that out, ASAP! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe! All the best!

    Alexis Webb @ 7 West Bistro