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Light Turkey with Pumpkin

I post­ed pre­vi­ous­ly on how to bake light fla­vor­ful fish  by wrap­ping it in parch­ment paper, a French tech­nique called en papil­lote. This tech­nique works for bak­ing light turkey as well. Since pump­kin is in sea­son right now, why not bake light turkey en papil­lote with pump­kin? The com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors is deli­cious, and it is very easy to make!

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Recipe

The recipe I chose is from Jean-François Mallet’s Sim­plis­sime Light, a French cook­book that focus­es on eat­ing light with­out sac­ri­fic­ing fla­vor. This book is also avail­able in Eng­lish, if you are inter­est­ed.

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Light Turkey with Pump­kin
Turkey cut­lets baked “en papil­lote” with pump­kin. Light and deli­cious!
pumpkin turkey
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 35 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 35 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
pumpkin turkey
Instruc­tions
  1. Pre­heat oven to 350 degrees Fahren­heit.
  2. Cut pump­kin and turkey cut­lets in small slices of about equal size and place them on 4 sheets of parch­ment paper, alter­nat­ing the turkey and the pump­kin. Sea­son with sage, papri­ka, salt and pep­per.
    cutlets with pumpkin
  3. Wrap the turkey and pump­kin in the parch­ment paper as if you were wrap­ping a present. Make sure it is closed tight­ly. This is your “papil­lote.”
    papillote
  4. Put your “papil­lote” in the oven, and bake for 35 min­utes.
  5. Open the “papil­lote,” and add the wal­nut oil. Enjoy!
    pumpkin turkey
Recipe Notes

I could not find Wal­nut Oil in my local gro­cery store so I used crushed wal­nuts and olive oil instead. How­ev­er, Mallet’s recipe calls for Wal­nut Oil so use Wal­nut Oil, if you can find it. It is prob­a­bly even more deli­cious that way!

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Enjoy a deli­cious light meal!

Bon Appétit,

French Mom

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