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.
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.
Very herby, but very good!
Have you made any fall-ish recipes yet?