Turkey Scaloppine with Tomatoes and Capers

Searing the turkey for two minutes and then stirring together a simple pan sauce—that's all it takes to make this Italian-inspired dish.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 turkey cutlets (about 1 1/4 pounds in all)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons capers

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Season the turkey with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Dredge the turkey in the flour and then shake off any excess. Cook the cutlets until just done, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.

  2. Decrease the heat to moderate. Add the wine to the pan and cook, stirring to dislodge any brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan, for 1 minute. Add the broth and marjoram and simmer for 2 minutes longer. Stir in the tomatoes, butter, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Simmer until starting to thicken, about 4 minutes. Stir in the capers. Spoon the sauce over the scaloppine.

Serve With

Keep it simple and Italian; either sautéed spinach or spaghetti with garlic and oil would fill the bill.

Suggested Pairing

An Italian wine is a natural here; a bottle of Sangiovese-based Chianti from Tuscany in Italy would be perfect. Another alternative, also made from Sangiovese grapes, is a Rosso di Montalcino.

Photo © Melanie Acevedo Published July 2012

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