Turkey parmigiana with shake and bake wedges
SERVES 4 PREP + COOK TIME 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES
Crumbing the turkey in almonds instead of breadcrumbs helps to reduce the carbs.
500g turkey breasts, cut horizontally into 4 thick slices
1 cup (120g) almond meal
1 clove garlic, crushed
¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
2⁄3 cup (175g) pasta sauce
120g bocconcini, sliced thinly
2 gem lettuce (360g), cut into wedges
SHAKE AND BAKE WEDGES
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 small orange sweet potato (250g), cut into wedges
1 large (350g) parsnip, cut into wedges
1 teaspoon Mexican spice mix
1 bunch baby beetroot (500g), cut into wedges
1 Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
2 SHAKE AND BAKE WEDGES Line a large oven tray with baking paper; brush paper with the oil. Place the sweet potato and parsnip wedges, ⅔ of the spice mix and a little sea salt in a large snap lock bag or freezer bag; shake to combine. Spread wedges over tray. Repeat with beetroot (this stops the beetroot staining the other vegetables). Bake wedges for 40 minutes, turning once, or until golden and tender.
3 Meanwhile, pound turkey between two sheets of plastic wrap or baking paper until 5mm thick.
4 Lightly beat eggs in a shallow dish. Combine almond meal and garlic in another shallow dish; season. Dip turkey, one piece at a time, in egg, then in almond mixture to coat, pressing firmly.
5 Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook 2 turkey slices for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Drain on paper towel; wipe pan clean. Repeat with remaining oil and turkey.
6 Transfer turkey to an oven tray lined with baking paper. Spoon pasta sauce evenly over turkey; top with bocconcini. Bake turkey for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and turkey is just cooked through.
7 Serve turkey parmigiana with wedges and lettuce. Not suitable to freeze or microwave.