0 (0)

Healthy Eating, Mains

Grilled turkey with piquillo-pine nut sauce

Grilled turkey with piquillo-pine nut sauce
Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Somewhere years ago I read that the best veal in Italy is really turkey, and it somehow always made sense to me. The flavor and texture are not unalike; the only significant difference is that turkey does not need to ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 8 turkey cutlets (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and papper to taste
  • 6 piquillo peppers (half an 8 1/2 -ounce jar), seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons pine nut, hazelnut or walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Sherry vinegar to taste (optional)

Step 1Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Toast the pine nuts until very lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.

Step 2Place the turkey cutlets in a shallow dish. Add the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and turn to coat all sides. Set aside while heating a grill.

Step 3Combine the piquillos, pine nuts, pine nut oil and peanut oil in a blender and process until smooth. Season with salt to taste. Add a splash of vinegar if desired.

Step 4Grill the turkey until just done, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Divide among serving plates and spoon piquillo sauce in a ribbon over the cutlets, passing the remainder on the side. (Makes two-thirds cup sauce.)

Note: The sauce can also be made with regular roasted red peppers, but add a little cayenne to liven them up. Pine nut oil is available at Surfas in Culver City.


Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops With Radish Nuoc Cham
Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops With Radish Nuoc Cham

Oven Spoonful's chocolate chip cookies
Oven Spoonful's chocolate chip cookies

Wild mushroom frittata
Wild mushroom frittata

Fruit and Ginger Slice
Fruit and Ginger Slice

Have a specific question about a recipe or found a problem? Let us know at food@latimes.com

More recipes in Healthy Eating

Grilled swordfish skewers with chermoula sauce
Pasta with Italian sausage and broccoli
Mediterranean ceviche
Grilled shellfish and chicken