Turkey Cutlet on Ciabatta With Raisins & Onion Marmalade

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Manami

I found this by Chef James Perillo at calraisins.org. This is perfect for the Thanksgiving season. It is turkey scaloppina, raisins and red onions on ciabatta, just a little something for the day after! Didn't allow for cooling and chilling times.

Top Review by ClydesBonnie

I tried this recipe for a picnic for two. I purchased turkey cutlets which were already cut scaloppina and did not have to pound. I breaded the cutlets and fried them the morning of the picnic. I made the marmalade the night before so the flavors would blend overnight. I was glad I made the marmalade the night before. The cooking time necessary to reduce it to the proper consistancy was easily an hour. While I think it would have been wonderful on ciabatta, I opted for a low fat, low calorie multigrain pita bread. The sandwich components were easy to assemble outdoors. I placed the unseasonded greens in a ziplock bag and place a few tablespoons of olive oil in a small jar to mix with the greens at mealtime. I just dumped the oil into the zip lock with the greens and tossed. The lightly oiled and seasoned greens provide a nice contrast to the marmalade. Everything easily packed into a small cooler. At home or out picnicing this recipe is a keeper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 2 lbs turkey breast (cut in 5oz portions, pounded scaloppina style)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 12 cups dry Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup golden raisin
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 loaf ciabatta or 1 loaf other crusty bread
  • 4 ounces mixed green lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. TURKEY:.
  2. Season cutlets with salt & pepper.
  3. Dredge in seasoned breadcrumbs.
  4. In a medium hot sautépan, and olive oil and sautécutlets until golden brown on both sides.
  5. This should take about 4-5 minutes, since cutlets, are very thin.
  6. Remove onto a platter lined with paper towels.
  7. MARMALADE: (make this first).
  8. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  9. Lower heat and simmer until syrup consistency.
  10. Remove and chill.
  12. Cut ciabatta into matching size of cutlets.
  13. On bottom piece of bread, spread a thin layer of marmalade.
  14. Place turkey on top of it.
  15. Toss greens with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
  16. Place on top of turkey along with the other half of bread.
  17. Cut and serve.
  18. NOTE: Just grill the turkey instead of breading it and serve with the simple salad and the marmalade for something lighter.

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