Sliced turkey, pounded thin and flavored with garlic pairs perfectly with pasta and the delectable sauce in this contemporary Italian masterpiece. Bellissimo!

Turkey Paillards with Pasta and Peas in Lemon Sauce
Recipe type: Poultry
Serves: 4
  • Turkey:
  • 4 slices turkey breast (to 6); 2 to 3 ounces each
  • 2 cloves garlic; crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Pasta and Sauce:
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 garlic clove; minced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 Cup whipping cream
  • 1 Cup frozen green peas; thawed
  1. For the Turkey: Using meat mallet or rolling pin, pound turkey slices slightly between pieces of plastic wrap. Spread slices with garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Coat both sides with flour.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil and butter. Cook turkey slices on both sides until browned, 1 to 2 minutes a side. It may be necessary to do a few at a time. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Do not wipe out skillet.
  3. For the Pasta and Sauce: Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente, according to package directions. Drain, set aside and keep warm.
  4. In skillet used to cook turkey, saute shallots and garlic in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat and season with pepper and dash salt. Deglaze pan with lemon juice, scraping up bits of garlic and shallots from bottom. Add broth and lemon zest and cook until bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cream and cook until sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add remaining butter and remove from heat. Toss well, then add cooked pasta and toss until pasta is coated with sauce. Stir in peas and cheese.
  6. Arrange pasta, peas and turkey paillards on serving dish and sprinkle with parsley.
This recipe yields 4 servings.

Each serving: 464 calories; 1,346 mg sodium; 109mg cholesterol; 26 grams fat; 29 grams carbohydrates; 27 grams protein; 1.38 grams fiber.

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