Monday, September 13, 2021

Turkey...But Not with Gravy!


Instead try Cinnamon! With the arrival of fall, thoughts turn to heartier dishes that warm you up, as the weather turns colder.  A lot of these heartier dishes involve turkey, but it need not only be your standard oven-roasted bird. While that's delicious, there's so many other ways to prepare the turkey.  Phyllis Pelman who wrote the cookbook Fix It And Enjoy It told Tonia's Kitchen about her Orange Cinnamon Turkey Cutlets.  She starts with adding salt, pepper and cinnamon to the fresh cutlets and placing everything together in a non-stick skillet.  Phyllis then lightly browns everything and places it in a covered platter.  She then adds reduced sugar orange marmalade, more ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ginger to a saucepan and melts the marmalade.  Drizzle over the turkey and serve.  It's a sweet and savory treat!

  • 1 lb turkey breast cutlets or slices
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ⅓ cup orange marmalade
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  1. Lightly sprinkle one side of cutlets with salt, pepper and cinnamon, to taste.

  2. In large nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, sauté turkey cutlets in oil for 1–2 minutes per side, or until turkey is no longer pink in the center. Do in batches if your skillet isn’t large enough to hold the cutlets all at once with space around each one.

  3. Remove turkey as it finishes browning to platter and keep warm.

  4. In small saucepan, over medium heat, combine marmalade, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Cook 1–2 minutes or until marmalade melts and mixture is heated through.

  5. To serve, spoon marmalade sauce over cutlets.