Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Cajun-Seasoned Turkey Cutlets

I love perusing cookbooks and finding something interesting to try. Unfortunately, I am usually missing ingredients from any recipe I choose, no matter how much planning and spending I do at each week's grocery run.

I was overjoyed to find this recipe, which calls for turkey breast cutlets, margarine or butter, and some spices (miraculously, all of which I have), and doesn't take much time at all.

Don't let the word "Cajun" scare you - it is not that spicy - just enough to make it good. (I did use the optional ground red pepper) This is healthy too - just 6.5 grams of fat per serving. My kids loved these - and they are very picky and do not like spicy food.

Cajun-Seasoned Turkey Cutlets

4 servings
  • 1lb turkey breast cutlets
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons non-diet tub-style margarine or butter, melted
Line a 15x10 baking sheet with foil. Coat the foil with no-stick spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to bake at 425 degrees.

Place each turkey cutlet between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Working from the center to the edges, lightly pound with the flat side of a meat mallet or the back of a large, heavy spoon to 1/8" thickness. Remove the turkey from the plastic and lay the slices, in a single layer, on the prepared baking sheet.

In a custard cup (I have no idea what that is - I just used a small plastic bowl), stir together the chili powder, paprika, thyme, garlic salt, celery salt, black pepper and red pepper (if using).

Lightly brush the turkey with 2 teaspoons of the margarine or butter.

Sprinkle with half of the chili mixture. Turn the turkey slices over. Brush with the remaining 2 teaspoons margarine or butter and sprinkle with the remaining chili mixture.

Bake for 9 or 10 minutes, or until the turkey is tender and cooked through. Serve with a salad or other side dish (we had Parmesan couscous - a favorite in our house). Enjoy!

Per serving: 154 calories, 6.5 g. total fat (38% of calories), 3.1 g. saturated fat, 52 mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium.

1 comment:

Julie said...

thank you for the comment. I had my little guy Aug 5th. So I am just now trying to get back in the groove of things. He was in the NICU for a week and as you know, I have five total. Very Busy!
BTW..if you post any additional recipes, I will be keeping a watchful eye. I'm also looking for new things to cook. Good Lord, I have a houseful ;-)
thanks again.