Ground turkey gets a bad rap for being too dry once cooked, mainly because it has so little fat. I’ll admit that it’s easy to let that happen IF you don’t plan ahead and make sure to add other ingredients to help add some moisture to the mix.
This recipe is a twist on chicken parmesan using ground turkey and making them sliders as opposed to the traditional breaded, browned and baked chicken breast. The marinara sauce mixed in with the meat makes them nice and juicy, and the addition of the chopped fresh basil and crushed red pepper infuse a fresh, spicy flavor into the mild turkey meat.
This dish came together in less than 30 minutes and the serving platter was clean at the end of the meal which means I have another family favorite.
This galette is the perfect summer supper when squash is in abundance and you want something light and easy to prepare. The bright lemon zest in the ricotta filling has just the right level of acidity to compliment the savory, creamy cheese and the sweet, golden, flaky pie crust.
I’ve served this as main course along with a salad for my vegetarian friends, or as the side dish to accompany a filet of grilled salmon or chicken for my fellow meat-eaters. It get’s rave reviews both ways!
Have you ever found yourself standing in front of the open refrigerator, scanning the contents of your shelves, rejecting the lunchmeat and the salad, wishing you had something substantial enough to satisfying your craving for a lunch that’s both tasty and healthy? If you just said yes, here’s your answer. And the reason that I can say that is because I’ve found myself doing the exact same thing!
Yesterday was one of those days where I just didn’t feel like leaving the house. My primary goal was to publish my third book and get caught up on the house-work. Then it started to snow about mid-afternoon, my husband lit a fire in the fireplace and that pretty much did it for me. I successfully published my book – the house-work? Yeah, that could wait! The combination of the beautiful snow, falling gracefully outside my window and the warm, crackling fire, set the mood for a hearty soup for dinner. So I headed for the kitchen and started to cook.