Thursday, October 13, 2011

turkey cutlets with balsamic pears

This may not look like much (I never claimed to be a photographer...), but the flavor is phenomenal!

the goods:

4 turkey cutlets, patted dry
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 large shallots, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves. plus more for serving
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
2 Bosc pears, cored and sliced into thin wedges

Season turkey with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high. Add turkey and cook until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side, flipping once. Transfer to a plate and tent loosely with foil.
Add 2 tablespoons butter to skillet and reduce heat to medium. Add shallots, garlic, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, vinegar, and mustard.
Add pears to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 4 minutes.
Add broth mixture; cover and cook 5 minutes.
Uncover, increase heat to high, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pears are tender and liquid is almost evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes.
Return turkey to skillet, along with any juices. Add thyme, toss to combine, and serve.

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