Turkey Breast Recipe

Turkey Escalopes

Turkey Breast Recipe

A great turkey breast recipe to make Turkey escalopes - a great meal when you're in a hurry! Escalopes or as they are also known in France as Paillards, give you a really tasty meal which is so easy to make. Great for a midweek meal!


For two people you will need:

• Two turkey breast escalopes

• 1 lemon

• 1/2 teaspoon fresh sage

• 4 tablespoons olive oil

• 2oz (55g,1/2 cup) fresh breadcrumbs

• Salt and black pepper

• Sage leaves and lemon wedges to garnish - optional


• First prepare your turkey escalopes by placing them between two pieces of greaseproof paper or clear film.

• Pound the turkey escalopes with a rolling pin or smooth side of a meat mallet.

• Peel a few pieces of lemon rind and cut into thin julienne strips; cover with clear film and set aside.

• Grate the remainder of the lemon rind.

• Squeeze the juice from the lemon.

• Put the grated lemon rind in a dish with the sage, salt and pepper.

• Stir in one tablespoon of the lemon juice (reserve the rest) and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

• Place the turkey escalopes into this marinade and leave for half an hour.

• Place the fresh breadcrumbs in a dish and coat the turkey escalopes in the crumbs, coating both sides.

Heat the olive oil in a heavy based pan and add the escalopes.

• Cook over medium heat for about three minutes. Cook both sides until golden brown.

• Keep warm by placing them on a warm plate.

• Wipe the pan out and add the remaining olive oil, the lemon julienne strips and stir well as it heats through.

• Spoon this sauce over the turkey escalopes and garnish with the sage leaves and lemon wedges.

I'm sure you will find this turkey breast recipe a winner.

You can serve your turkey escalopes with a Green Salad or sauteed potatoes. In fact you can have them with anything you choose! Delicious!

Bon Appétit!

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