The Turkey crosses the road?
I must share with you a funny story about an afternoon I had with my Mother some years ago. I live in a community where wild life is quite abundant. We have an array of different animals ranging from alligators, coyotes, raccoons, deer, snakes, bobcats and wild turkey. During the Spring time all the animals are quite active going about their business. Sometimes I might catch a gator chasing another gator out of a pond, or even a bobcat looking into my window wondering what I’m cooking for dinner! One day my Mother came over to take an afternoon walk with my dog and I. The sun was shining bright and the Spring Florida weather was perfect for a stroll. We set out for a 2 mile walk that day with my dog by my side, and a slight breeze in the air. As we made it closer to our destination away from some of the homes in the neighborhood, we came across a very large pack of turkeys. My Mom was shocked to see so many turkeys in a large group. There must have been at least 20 turkeys all basking in the sunshine. As the turkeys were enjoying their afternoon gathering….the head turkey who was quite large and masculine in stature had noticed my Mom and I walking by. For some reason, he didn’t like the looks of us and decided to alert all his other friends. Before we knew it, my Mom and I began running as all 20 turkeys chased after us! I hate to admit it, but I left my Mother in the dust! I looked back laughing at her and told her this was the exact reason why doing cardio is so important! You just never know when you will be chased by a pack of turkeys!
So what about my recipe? Let’s get to it!
I’m not a big beef eater and turkey seems to make it into my kitchen several times a month. I like to buy lean Organic Ground Wild Turkey and also Turkey Breast Tenderloins. For this recipe I used Turkey Breast Tenderloins. Sometimes it can be difficult to find all Organic Turkey in the grocery stores. I know Wholefoods in my area sells out pretty quickly. If you find it hard to locate all Organic Turkey….try and at least purchase Pasture Raised Turkey and Antibiotic Free, unlike the conventional raised Turkey that are given antibiotics on a regular basis, which can lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria. This may lead some people into developing superbugs, which can threaten your health in a large way.
Turkey is lower in calories than most meats and high in selenium. If you’re buying Pasture-raised turkeys, they will typically have higher Omega-3 content than factory farmed turkeys. So why not buy the better one?
BREADED TURKEY BREAST CUTLETS
4 ounces of turkey breast tenderloin cutlets
1 whole organic egg
1 cup of gluten free bread crumb
4 sprays of organic non stick olive oil
1 1/2 cup of organic arugula
1/4 cup of organic goats feta cheese
3 roasted organic red peppers in a jar
1 organic lemon
Wash your Turkey Tenderloins well under filtered water. Dry the meat with a paper towel. Take out two bowls. Crack one organic whole egg into bowl and blend yolk into white of egg with fork, or whisk. Take your bread crumb out and pour about 1 cup into second bowl. Take your turkey and dip it into egg wash front and back. After dipping turkey into egg, take turkey and place in bread crumb bowl. Let the bread crumb saturate the turkey front and back making it fully breaded. Heat a small pan on medium/high and spray your non stick olive oil in pan. Once pan is heated, place breaded turkey into pan. Lower heat to medium and cook until pink of meat is gone and turkey is brown. Take your arugula out and wash it with filtered water. Dry arugula and place on the side of a plate. Take your feta cheese and measure out 1/4 cup to sprinkle, or grade over top. Place your finished turkey beside your arugula salad. Take out 3 to 4 roasted red peppers out of jar and place on top of turkey. Finish dish off by squeezing fresh organic lemon over the whole dish. Enjoy!
Note: This meal takes 15 to 20 minutes to cook. You will not need any dressing. The lemon and goat cheese will provide enough flavor. The arugula is a nice crisp mint flavor. Also, I listed two healthy choices of bread crumbs that you may choose from in the pictures below.
Purpose of Dish: This dish has many benefits. Turkey is high in selenium which is what your liver loves. We need a healthy liver to have a healthy metabolism. The goat cheese is high in sulfur. The arugula is loaded in vitamins and minerals, which will leave you energized as opposed to feeling weighed down after a meal. If you’re looking to get more protein, this is your dish! Enjoy!
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