Posts Tagged ‘spaghetti’
Last night I was set to bake a pie for dinner. I had the eggs out, was melting the butter and starting to slice the leeks when I realized that the oven was not turning on. It went on strike, hahaha! So I had to improvise dinner on the stove top instead, which thankfully was still working.
I found a turkey breast in the fridge and decided to give that a go; good to get some iron and protein anyway. I looked through my recipes and found a cut out from a Swedish magazine which I used as inspiration. Though it was pretty tasty, I think it can be even better with the addition of some spices such as thyme or rosemary.
Turkey Breast in a Creamy White Sauce
- 400g whole wheat spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons butter (divided)
- 400g turkey breast (sliced)
- 1 leek (cut in half lengthwise and then sliced)
- 2 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
- 1 cup cream (can be half and half or any cream of choice)
- 1 cube chicken stock (crumbled)
- salt & pepper to taste
- fresh parsley
|1.||Boil 3 liters of water and cook pasta.|
|2.||Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet and add turkey meat.|
|3.||When meat is browned, add leeks and garlic and saute for 10 minutes.|
|4.||Add cream and cook for 5 minutes. Crumble stock cube over the sauce and stir to mix. Let cook another 5 minutes and add salt & pepper to taste.|
|5.||Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and add pasta to coat. Add parsley and toss.|
|6.||Serve turkey and sauce over pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese.|
I didn’t have any fresh parsley, so I sliced some green onions and tossed it with the pasta instead. For Robert this was enough, for myself however, I also sauteed some zucchini, carrots and green onions sprinkled with garlic salt.
Next time I will definitely add thyme, but it was a pretty decent starter sauce anyway!