Turkey Scallopini with Apricot Sauce
Nectar (juice by any other name) makes a sweet-and-sour sauce that also pairs well with pork chops or chicken. The orange elements in this dish beg for another vibrant color—perhaps steamed broccoli and red bell pepper—on the side.
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 8 ounces turkey cutlets
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot, or onion
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 1/3 cup apricot or peach nectar, (see Tips for Two)
- 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, (see Tips for Two)
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
- Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge turkey in the flour mixture.
- Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Add shallot (or onion) and ginger to the pan. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add nectar, broth, vinegar and sugar; bring to a boil, stirring. Add apricots and cook until the apricots are tender and the sauce has reduced slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in mint. Spoon the sauce over the turkey.
Tips & Notes
- Tips for Two: Refrigerate leftover nectar for up to 1 week. Add to smoothies; whisk into salad dressing; combine with sparkling water for a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage.
- Store leftover canned broth up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in your freezer. Leftover broth in aseptic packages keeps for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Add to soups, sauces, stews; use for cooking rice and grains; add a little when reheating leftovers to prevent them from drying out.
Per serving: 239 calories; 5 g fat (0 g sat, 3 g mono); 46 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 1 g fiber; 329 mg sodium; 189 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (20% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 fruit, 4 very lean meat, 1 fat
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- Type of Dish
- Main dish, poultry
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- Preparation/ Technique