Turkey breast in creamy shallot sauce

 

turkey breast in creamy shallot sauce  

A few days ago I bought a whole boneless turkey breast that weighed about 4 pounds. I decided to prepare it in two different ways, both suitable for a low-carb diet (that I am following in order to get ready for the Christmas holidays).

As you might know, diets are boring, so I try to cook different recipes that help me survive another day without bread. At the same time, when following a diet, I normally have limited ingredients that make me spend a lot of time thinking on how to avoid repeating myself.

Luckily, sometimes it is easy: not a lot of thinking in this recipe, but still turned out really tasty. Even the pickiest eaters at home found it delicious!

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 pounds of turkey breast in one or 2 pieces

1 cup low-fat cream cheese

1 cup sour cream

1 cup chopped shallots

2 tbsps. finely chopped chives

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

½ tsp. chili powder

EVOO, salt and pepper

 

 

Preparation

 

STEP 1.- Preheat the oven to 400º

 

STEP 2.- Sauté the shallots in 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil until transparent. Add the garlic when almost ready, sauté for a couple of minutes over medium-low heat and let cool down to room temperature.

 

STEP 3.- Once it has cooled down, mix with the sour cream, cheese, chili powder and chives.

 

STEP 4.- Heat 2 tbsps. EVOO and when hot but not smoking, add the turkey and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown.

 

STEP 5.- Season the turkey with salt and pepper and place it in a casserole; cover it with the sauce and bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes (depending if it is one piece or two)

 

 

Tips

Serve with a fresh and crunch salad to add some contrast of colors and textures.

 

 

 

Author: SimpleTapas

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