Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Apple glazed turkey breast

I've been loving the fall food lately, if you can't tell. :) I think fall definitely has my favorite foods and favorite flavors! The glaze, or sauce, in this recipe really makes otherwise dry turkey breast very moist and delicious.

serves 2

2 turkey breast cutlets, 4-6 oz each
1/4 cup apple juice (or the juice of 1 medium/large apple)
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 T fresh tarragon, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp of arrowroot powder, optional

Make the sauce by whisking the apple juice, chicken stock, garlic, tarragon and ginger together in a small bowl.

Heat a heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat until good and hot. Add enough olive oil that your meat won't stick (I used about 1T in my cast iron). Salt and pepper the turkey cutlets and sear 2 minutes on each side, then remove to a plate.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the sauce to the pan. Stir to loosen any bits from the bottom, and when the sauce comes to a boil add the turkey cutlets back to the pan. Cook for a few more minutes until the turkey is done through and the sauce has boiled down. If the sauce has boiled down too far, add a little more chicken stock. To tighten up a loose sauce, dissolve the arrowroot powder in 1T cold water, whisk into the sauce and simmer until thickened.

recipe inspired by Low Carb High Flavor Recipes Made Easy by Fiona Carns


Along with the turkey, we had some steamed broccoli that I just lightly salted and then drizzled with a little cold pressed macadamia nut oil. We also had pumpkin mashed potatoes, which I made by mashing together a mixture of 1/2 white potato and 1/2 pumpkin and then adding salt, chicken stock, a little fresh grated ginger and a little extra virgin olive oil (woulda been better with butter, but it was still good!). If potatoes aren't for you, you could use cauliflower instead.


Anonymous said...

Thanks this sounds great!

anna said...

Hi! I just found your blog and recently went on a "hunter/gatherer" diet myself! it's exciting to see others blogging on this diet too..
here's my blog:

have a happy halloween :)

Kat said...

This looks amazing!

I am also doing paleo and have a food blog as well, if you'd like to check it out!

Johnny from The Lean Saloon said...

I've been eating a pre-agricultural, whole-food diet for several years, and I've run out of ideas and was only one step from buying a paleo cook book. So glad I found this blog!


bath mateus said...

Amazing so nice posting, I like it.

Christine M. said...

I made this last night and everyone thought it was supremely tasty. I served with steamed green beans and mashed cauliflower. :)

Stephen said...

Another mouth watering dish.. Ohhhh my.. Now I'm hungry again.. :) I'll add this recipe on my collection.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The paleo diet prohibits potatoes, and tubers of any kind

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