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Chilled Turkey with Creamy Tuna Sauce

  Boneless turkey breast 1 1⁄2 Pound, skinned and cut into 3/4-by-1-inch chunks
  Virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Safflower oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Unsalted turkey stock/Unsalted chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), warmed
For tuna sauce
  Canned white tuna in water 3 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Safflower oil 2 Tablespoon
  Buttermilk 5 Tablespoon
  Fresh lime juice 1 Teaspoon
  Capers 1 Teaspoon, rinsed and patted dry

1. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet,
2. Heat olive and safflower oil over medium heat.
3. Add turkey to the hot oil and sauté for 6 minutes until evenly browned on all sides.
4. Season the turkey with salt.
5. Pour in the stock, reduce the heat and simmer until the meat is white and firm.
6. Using a slotted spoon, strain out the chicken to a bowl and keep aside.
7. Continue simmering the stock until reduced to ¼ cup. Cool slightly to use to make the sauce.
8. In a food processor or a blender,
9. Combine the tuna with the reduced stock and puree to a smooth consistency,
10. With a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides and process and while gently pouring in the oil in a drizzle and blending till incorporated.
11. Put in the buttermilk, lime juice and add the capers. Pulse for 1 minute until smooth.
12. Transfer the sauce to a sauce boat and refrigerate till chilled.

13. On an individual dinner plate, make a pool of the sauce using a large spoon.
14. Divide the turkey into equal portions and place on the sauce.
15. Spoon a bit of the sauce over the meat and garnish with sage or finely chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 302 Calories from Fat 168

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.6%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 80.5 mg26.8%

Sodium 206 mg8.6%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g0.9%

Dietary Fiber 0 g0.01%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 29 g57.6%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.69%

Calcium 2.2% Iron 9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chilled Turkey With Creamy Tuna Sauce Recipe