Today was one of those "do I order a pizza or do I actually cook something" kinda days. I've been hobbling around on a pair of crutches for the past week and haven't really felt like doing much in the kitchen. Oh, it's nothing particularly serious - I got out of the car, tore a ligament and am learning to hop on one foot pretty well. It's probably more annoying than anything but not one to be kept down I decided I would give an old recipe a whirl.
This recipe is extremely versatile and can be put together pretty quickly and never disappoints.
3 turkey pieces (scallopini if you can get them)
1 heaping tbsp minced garlic
1 heaping tbsp dijon mustard
kosher salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
6 asparagus spears cut to fit
6 thin slices cheese (I used mozarella but swiss would be even better)
1. If you're using turkey breast pieces as I did, you'll have to butterfly them to flatten them out.
2. Mix together garlic, dijon mustard, fresh thyme and olive oil to make a paste
3. Smear (specific culinary term) one side of turkey breast, add a little kosher salt and pepper
4. Place cheese and asparagus spears in centre and roll up scallopini
5. Smear outside with garlic, mustard, olive oil paste and add more pepper
6. Roll in bread crumb and parmesan cheese combination
7. Put a splash of olive oil in oven pan
8. Add stuffed scallopini and bake uncovered at 375 for approx 30 minutes or until golden brown. If browning too quickly, reduce heat to 350.
9. Serve with heavenly salad - so good