Turkey meat is low in fat and dietetic, and also contains many beneficial ingredients.
Turkey steak is one of the most delicious, nutritious and simple lunch or dinner options you can cook.
But it can also be made diverse and even festive with the help of the presented recipes.
Turkey Chops - General Cooking Principles
The first step in making turkey chops is cutting a piece of meat. First you need to cut the meat into slices. Cut with a sharp knife across the fibers. The thickness of the chops should be medium (1.5-2.5 cm).
As a rule, chops prepare from breast. This part is most convenient for cutting. You can either independently separate the breast from the whole bird carcass, or immediately purchase a boneless filet.
After butchering the meat, it is necessary to fight off with a special hammer on both sides. It is important not to overdo it and not to pierce a piece through. In this case, it is desirable to cover the meat with food film on top, so the slices will not tear and there will be less hassle when harvesting.
After processing, the meat is usually rubbed with spices or pickled, and then fried in a pan or cooked in the oven. With turkey, as with another bird, various spicy herbs are well combined, for example, parsley, thyme, rosemary and dill.
Since turkey meat is lean, it's pretty easy to dry it. To avoid this, it is necessary to closely monitor the cooking time, as well as the use of various marinades, vegetables, sauces.
Turkey chops in cheese and egg batter
500 g of turkey breast meat
hard cheese - 50 g
wheat flour - 80 g
chicken egg - 3 pcs
rast. butter (for roasting)
Cut the turkey into chops according to the general instructions. Salt and pepper.
Prepare the breading - beat the eggs a little, finely rub the cheese on a grater and add to the eggs, mix. Dip the turkey pieces first into the cheese-egg mass, then into the flour, then again into the egg mixture. Put the pan on the fire, heat the vegetable oil in it, fry the chops for a couple of minutes on each side until a golden crust appears on the meat, and then cook another 10 minutes, covering the pan with a lid and turning the fire down to low. Serve with any side dish.
Turkey cutlets with fresh herbs in breading
0.5 c milk
0.75 kg turkey fillet
ready-made mix of Provencal herbs (or any other seasoning to taste)
Make chops from fillets according to general instructions. Beat the egg with milk, salt, add seasoning. Put chops in the mixture, leave to marinate for 30-60 minutes.
After that, roll each chop in breadcrumbs, then heat the vegetable oil well in a large frying pan. Fry meat in it until readiness (5-7 minutes on both sides). You can put ready-made chops on a paper towel so that they absorb excess fat from the breading.
Turkey Chops with Bacon and Herbs
0.5 kg turkey breast
5-6 strips of smoked bacon
fresh thyme (a pair of twigs)
a small bunch of fresh parsley
2 tbsp. spoons of olive oil
black pepper (preferably freshly ground)
some lemon juice
A piece of turkey to cut, following the general method. Finely chop the greens. Juice, squeezed out of lemon, mixed in a separate container with olive oil, grate chops with this mixture, roll them in greens. Leave to soak in the marinade for 30-40 minutes.
Wrap the turkey slices with bacon strips, then put them in a baking dish for baking, send to a preheated oven and cook for about 20 minutes. Set the temperature to 200 degrees.
Turkey Rosemary Chops and Fried Cherry Tomatoes
0.5 kg turkey breast (fillet)
0.2 kg cherry tomatoes
2-3 garlic cloves
two sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 table. spoon plums. oils
1 l of water
oil grows (for frying)
40 grams of salt
Cut the meat according to the general instructions. Dissolve the salt in a liter of water, dip the meat in the brine for 15-20 minutes. Taking out chops, carefully dry them with a towel, rub with black pepper. In a pan, well heated and oiled, cook the turkey pieces on both sides until crispy golden brown. It will take about 2-3 minutes. Add butter to the chops in the pan. When it starts to thaw, throw rosemary, cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves, cut with a knife. Flip the chops so that they are coated with butter. A couple of minutes to remove the pan with the finished meat from the stove.
Turkey cutlets with carrots and garlic in the oven
0.4 kg of carrots
0.6 kg turkey breast (without skin)
2 tbsp. spoons of light mayonnaise
black pepper ground
2-3 cloves of garlic
a little bit bigger oils (to lubricate the form)
Following the general instructions, make turkey chops. Mix carrots, coarsely grated with garlic, crushed in the press, then season with mayonnaise. Sprinkle the turkey with salt and pepper, put the chops tightly in a greased, heat-resistant form. On the chops lay out a layer of carrots with garlic. Cook in the oven for about 30-35 minutes, the temperature should be about 200 degrees.
Turkey Chops with Curry in a Frying Pan
500 g turkey breast pulp (without bones and skin)
1 tbsp. spoon plums. oils and olives. extra virgin oils
red hot pepper - 1/3 tsp
salt, black pepper
sweet paprika - 1/2 tsp
curry powder - 1/2 tsp
In a separate bowl, mix all the spices and olive oil. Roll in the chops prepared according to the general instructions, leave them under the food film for 15-20 minutes.
In a large frying pan with a thick bottom, fry meat for 3 minutes on one side on medium heat, turn over, fry for the same amount, then cover the dish with a lid, reduce the heat and continue processing for another 3-4 minutes.
Turning off the fire, leave the finished turkey for 2-3 minutes under the lid closed. Serve immediately.
Turkey chops with tomatoes and cheese in the oven
0.5 kg of turkey meat (breast fillet)
30 grams of hard cheese (parmesan or similar)
several leaves of fresh basil
Chin spoon olive. oils
3 tbsp. spoons of low-fat yogurt without additives
2 tbsp. spoon of mustard (spicy)
salt, pepper black. Preparation:
Cut a piece of turkey meat into chops according to general principles. Stir in a separate bowl spices, salt, chopped basil, mustard, olive oil and yogurt.
Each chop put on the foil, grease the resulting sauce. Top thin slices of tomato and sprinkle with finely grated cheese.
Wrap the slices of meat in foil, put in a container for baking. Cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 180 degrees. At the end of cooking, you can be extremely careful, so as not to burn your hands, unfold the foil for about five minutes so that the cheese is slightly caked.
Turkey chops with marinade
a pound of turkey breast fillet
vegetable oil for roasting
2 tbsp. spoons of soy sauce (preferably natural)
1 tsp. spoonful of seasoning mix for chicken and Provencal herbs
1 tea spoon balsamic vinegar
2-3 pieces garlic cloves
freshly ground pepper to taste
Prepare chops for general instructions. Mix vinegar, soy sauce, seasonings, garlic, skipped through the press. Spread a mixture of chops, put in a container, pour the remaining marinade on top. For a few hours to put in the fridge soak marinade, you can overnight.
Roll the chops in breadcrumbs and fry quickly in a pan over high heat with well preheated vegetable oil, about two minutes on each side.
Turkey-style chops in the oven with spices
0.6 kg turkey (breast fillet)
0.5 teaspoon chili and black pepper
1 tea spoon of Provencal herbs mixture
15 g plums. oils
2 tbsp. spoons of olives. oils
1 tea spoon of paprika powder (sweet)
Cut the fillet pieces and discard them according to all recommendations. Stir in olive oil with lemon juice and all seasonings. Put in marinade chops, leave for half an hour. During this time, flip once.
To wrap each piece of meat in a foil, having put on top a piece of butter. Approximately 40 minutes send in a preheated oven. Ten minutes before the end of time, carefully open the foil so that the turkey will brown.
Turkey-style chops in the oven with apples
0.6 kg turkey (breast fillet)
50 ml of olive. oils
salt, ground black pepper
1 tbsp. spoon of mustard in grains
Make chops from the breast following the general guidelines. Mix oil, mustard, crushed garlic, black pepper and salt in a press. Grate the chops. Set aside, leave to soak the marinade for about an hour.
Cut the apple into thin slices. Chops tightly put in a heat-resistant form, on top of the meat lay out a layer of apple. Bake for about 20 minutes, set the temperature in the oven to 200 degrees in advance.
Baked turkey chops marinated in kefir
0.5 kg turkey (breast fillet)
100 ml low-fat kefir
herbs and salt to taste
Cut fillets into chops according to general instructions. Mix kefir, salt and spicy herbs, lemon juice. Marinate chops in the resulting mixture for 3 hours. Put chops in baking dish, cover with foil. Bake meat for 20 minutes, the temperature in the oven should be 200 degrees.
Turkey cutlets baked with potatoes
0.8 kg turkey fillet
50 g low-fat sour cream
5-6 medium potatoes
50 g of hard cheese
salt and black pepper
Prepare chops according to the general method. Grate with salt and spices, fry in a frying pan with a well-heated vegetable oil in advance for a couple of minutes on each side so that a golden crust forms on the chops. Put the meat aside, in the same frying pan, fry minced with a sharp knife until it turns golden.
Boil until sliced potatoes. Slice the tomato. Place the turkey on the bottom of the baking dish, put a layer of potatoes, onions and tomatoes on it. Brush with sour cream, sprinkle with grated cheese and bake in the oven under the foil for 30 minutes, set the temperature to 200 degrees. At the end of cooking, uncover the foil for 5 minutes so that the cheese will brown.
Tips and tips for making turkey chops
Meat selection. It is better if the turkey meat is fresh and young. When choosing a whole bird is better to choose a carcass weighing 5-10 kg. Larger birds tend to be older, and their meat is tougher. When buying a cut bird, you need to make sure that there are no traces of blood in the pan - this may mean that the turkey has been thawed. Such meat will be inferior chilled in their qualities. Quality meat in color should be light pink.
Proper storage. Fresh turkey meat is stored for a short time, so it is advisable to purchase it immediately before use. Choosing meat in vacuum packaging, you need to carefully check its integrity. If you wipe the meat dry and wrap tightly in foil, you can keep it in the refrigerator for two or three days longer.
Cutting. If you cut the meat across the fibers, it will be more juicy. To make it easier to butcher a whole piece of chops, it can be sent to the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Meat temperature. Cold meat should not be cooked. It should first be allowed to reach room temperature. To do this, it is enough to get the meat out of the refrigerator 40-60 minutes before the start of cooking.