Friday, February 4, 2011

Turkey Chops

So I came across an interesting cut of meat the other day and thought I'd give it a try....hmmmm... I'll be honest, I don't know if I'm such a fan. My husband loved the seasoning but felt a little shortchanged when he actually bit into the meat. This cut of turkey resembles a veal or pork chop. It's actually good but it's not as GREAT as other types of chops. I think a contributing factor to our disappointment was that we were expecting it to have a flavour profile to lamb or veal because of the way it looked but it clearly doesn't. I'm literally contemplating whether or not I should post this. However, I've only ever liked turkey cooked two ways- either as a sausage or roasted with stuffing.  But if you're looking for a healthier alternative to other sorts of chops then try this.. I'm just partial to red meat.

Upon reflection, I change my mind. If you're a fan of turkey you'll love this. It's actually quite juicy and carries flavours well. If you cook it the way I suggest I'm sure you'll find it delicious. Don't let me dissuade you..I'm just not such a big turkey fan.

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 sprig thyme
1 garlic, pounded
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
4 turkey chops

Mix all the ingredients seasonings together and massage onto the chops. Let marinade for at least one hour or overnight. Put a baking rack on top of a baking tray. Place the chops on the rack and cook at 375 for 35 minutes or until an instant read thermometer says so. Set the broiler on high and broil until you develop a beautiful brown colour.

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