Thursday, September 9, 2010

Simon and Garfunkel Turkey

My love of cooking and entertaining really started in college.  When I’d get home from class, I’d turn on the Food Network and dream of the day I had my own kitchen and own home to entertain in.  I had a few cookbooks but pretty limited resources, but my then-boyfriend and I would play house as best we could in the dorms.  One of our favorite dishes from some random cookbook was “Simon and Garfunkel Chicken” – a dish smothered in butter and cheese and, you guessed it, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.  Get it?

 

 

Since I’m trying to put a rush order on autumn and it’s still just too damn hot for scarves, I wanted to make a healthier variation of this dish – don’t those herbs just scream FALL?  I mixed that recipe with this recipe and came up with…

Simon and Garfunkel Turkey

2 tsp dried parsley

2 tsp dried sage

2 tsp dried rosemary

2 tsp dried thyme

2 Tbls capers

1-2 cloves garlic

Salt and pepper

½ cup lemon juice

2 turkey breast cutlets

Combine the herbs, capers, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl and pour in the lemon juice, mixing well.

herbs, garlic, capers

Cut the turkey into smaller pieces – I cut each cutlet into 4 pieces – and put into a Ziploc bag or some other container, then pour the marinade on top and refrigerate a few hours.

Transfer to a baking dish and bake on 375° for 30-40 minutes.

I attempted to make a gravy for mine by making a roux and then pouring in vegetable broth, lemon juice, and capers – it turned out ok but could’ve been more flavorful.

Simon and Garfunkel Turkey

Very herby, but very good!

Have you made any fall-ish recipes yet?