We propose two delicious turkey recipes for Christmas, ideal to make on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, or on any other Christmas day.
Now that we are on the verge of enjoying Christmas (without a doubt, one of the most celebrated, well-known and traditional popular festivals of the year), there is no doubt that it is an excellent moment to organize ourselves to discover what possible recipes We could prepare for the holidays, highlighting especially the dinner of both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. And, how could it be less, one of the most traditional foods of this time is turkey.
The turkey is a staple food in many homes at this time. In fact, one of the most popular recipes is the stuffed turkey, which is served with dried fruits such as chestnuts, walnuts, and raisins.
From a nutritional point of view, turkey is part of the group of white meats (as is the case with chicken or rooster). As you surely know, this type of meat is characterized by being low in fat and providing few calories.
It is a food especially rich in fatty acids, essential for our body as they provide heart-healthy benefits, helping to protect the health of our cardiovascular system. In addition, its cholesterol content is actually very low, making it an ideal product for people with high cholesterol.
It also stands out for its high content of B vitamins and iron, and for its zero glycemic index, it is an ideal food also for people with diabetes.
If you want to encourage yourself to make a delicious turkey at this time, below we propose two wonderful and delicious recipes. Do you dare to elaborate them with us?
Turkey schnitzel with orange
- 8 turkey escalopes
- 2 large oranges
- 60 gr. of butter
- 1.5 dl. cream
Preparation of the turkey schnitzel with orange
- Grate the orange. With the help of a juicer get your juice and reserve.
- Peel the other orange, separating it into wedges. Booking.
- In a deep plate, season the turkey schnitzels with salt and pepper to taste. Coat them with flour.
- In a frying pan, heat the butter.
- After having coated the schnitzels, and when the butter is hot, fry the schnitzels on both sides.
- Put the sauce from the frying in a bowl, add the orange zest and the juice. Boil for a couple of minutes. Add the cream and mix well. Over low heat, let the sauce thicken (but do not come to a boil.
- Ready! Serve the schnitzels accompanied by the sansa de nata, and garnish with the orange segments.
Turkey breasts with chestnuts and apples
- 800 gr. turkey breasts
- 750 gr. peeled chestnuts
- 2 red apples
- 1 dl. chicken broth
- 1 dl. Of olive oil
- 1 dl. cream
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 cinnamon stick (stick)
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- Black pepper
Preparation of turkey breasts with chestnuts and apples
- Preheat the oven to 190ºC.
- Put the chestnuts in a saucepan, with water and salt. Cook them for a few minutes. Reserve some whole, and with the rest make a chestnut puree.
- In a bowl, mix the pepper, crushed garlic, rosemary sprig and olive oil.
- Season the turkey breasts with the pepper and garlic mixture. Roast them in the oven for 40 minutes (occasionally add the chicken broth so that the meat does not dry out).
- Meanwhile, peel the apples. In a saucepan, cook the apples with water and the cinnamon stick. Then drain and mash them.
- Add the cream to the chestnut puree. Add the apples.
- Cut the meat into slices and drizzle with the sauce.