Turkey Scallopini With Lemon Caper Sauce

"Turkey breast cutlets (now conveniently available pre-cut at the local grocery) have a texture and flavor similar to veal (which I don't eat) and is more flavorful than chicken, but it works across the board, to your preference. Make extra sauce if you want to serve over pasta or rice: this is an amount sufficient for the scallopini. Adapted from a Craig Claiborn recipe. Can be made ahead and frozen, thaw/reheat to serve over freshly-prepared pasta or rice."
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4 scallopini with sauce




  • Rinse turkey and pat dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge half of turkey slices in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Heat 1 T oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until shimmering, then sauté cutlets until browned on both sides and just cooked through, (about 5 minutes).
  • Transfer to a platter and keep warm, covered.
  • Dredge and sauté remaining turkey with the remaining oil in same manner.
  • Add another 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and cook garlic over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Don't overcook, or it will become bitter.
  • Add broth and wine, and deglaze over moderately high heat.
  • Saute until liquid is reduced to about 3/4 cup.
  • Stir in lemon juice, capers, parsley (or basil), and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return turkey to skillet with any juices on platter and simmer until heated through, about 1 minute.

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