Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Turkey Scaloppine

I bought another cookbook....my daughter put me on "cookbook and magazine restriction" as she calls it!! Hee hee like that is going to stop me. I have sooo many but they are all good and I actually use most of them. Every time she sees one she asks me if I bought another cookbook and I say The mailman brought it to me!! I actually buy a lot online because it's easy and convenient. I love Jacques and have several of his books. I found this turkey scaloppine recipe and decided to try it. I am so glad I did, it was fantastic. And so easy. I didn't use the dried morels because morels don't really make me happy. I used fresh cremini's because I'm in love with them. I use cremini's instead of white buttons when cooking with mushrooms.

Doesn't this look scrumptious!! It tasted even better than it looks. I served couscous with it to sop up the sauce.

Turkey Scaloppine (adapted from Jacques More Fast Food My Way)
2T butter
2 T canola oil
4 large or 8 small turkey cutlets (about 1 pound)
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 pepper
1 1/2 all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
1 pkg fresh cremini mushrooms sliced
1 cup chicken broth
2 T white dry vermouth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 T chopped fresh tarragon or chives for garnish
Heat butter and oil in heavy skillet, sprinkle turkey with salt/pepper and dip them very lightly into flour. Saute scaloppine until brown on both sides. Do this is 2 batches. Remove turkey onto plate and saute shallots for 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and saute until beginning to soften. Add broth and deglaze skillet. Cook uncovered for 4-5 minutes or until the liquid is almost gone. Add the vermouth and cook for a minute or so. Add the cream and boil a couple of minutes to reduce and thicken. Add the scaloppine with all the juices from the plate. Sprinkle tarragon or chives and serve.

10 comments:

Dawnie said...

Hey I've missed your posts! this looks fantastic! I will copy this and save it and make it. NOW..I've never made couscous???...I wonder if rice would be ok.

I guess I do collect something--cookbooks of all kinds mesmerize me. Everytime someone asks if i collect anything I say No--but now that I think about it--this is what I enjoy buying and never get tired of it.

Simone said...

I need to go on a magazine restriction too! The turkey dish looks rich and creamy. I really should get more adventurous with the food I make.

Cherdecor said...

Oh, I love cookbooks too! I especially like the ones that tell about why the family liked them, when they served the recipe and things like that. My son bought me a cookbook called, Sunday Dinners, and it told the story of the family right along with the recipes. I love that kind of stuff!

Since I cannot eat everything I used to eat, I have slowed way down in cooking, but I still like to read and look at recipes! This one looks especially interesting.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Sounds wonderful and so simple! I've been a fan of Jacque's for years. Most of his recipes are things I would actually eat; not so with lots of other chefs. I just love to hear his voice, so sexy.

Kim's Treasures said...

Welcome back! Your meal looks delicious! You cook the best things!

M.Kate said...

I came from Penny's place, what a delightful recipe :D

melissa said...

I always use baby bellas instead of white button too. And that really does look great. Very tasty.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, thanks for posting Judy -- this looks awesome!

Bren said...

I love your page... and cant' wait to try that recipe you have posted today. Your little bird in your header is wonderful. I can't wait till spring hits the Midwest.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

It's always a happy day when
I get to see kitties and a featured recipe from you. I absolutely adore Jacques cuisine. Especially his dessert creations. His dessert shows use to air on our local programing "Tres Magnifique!"

I'm so happy to see you back, come by for a visit I'd like the company.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara