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  • Cooking Time: Under 30 mins
  • Cuisine: Other
  • Main Ingredient: Turkey
  • Preparation Time: Under 30 mins
  • Serves: 4+

Ingredients

  • 4 x 150g cooked British turkey breast steaks, cut into 2cm pieces
    300ml dry cider
    pinch of sugar
    150ml chicken stock
    2 Cox's apples, peeled if desired
    150ml double cream
    1small bunch fresh basil, torn
    salt and black pepper

Method

Turkey may make you think of winter and Christmas dinner, but actually, it's available in Britain throughout the year, is extremely tasty and can be enjoyed guilt free as it's a very healthy lean meat.

It’s that time of year again, spring has sprung and there is no better time to give our recipe books a bit of a spring clean by trying some new and exciting recipes.

And if like many of us, you feel like you’re in a bit of a food rut, it could be time to start experimenting with not only new recipes, but also new ingredients, or even ingredients you wouldn’t usually think of using at this time of year.

Turkey may make you think of winter and Christmas dinner, but actually, it’s available in Britain throughout the year, is extremely tasty and can be enjoyed guilt free as it’s a very healthy lean meat.

Phil Vickery is one of Britain’s most loved chefs and he’s here to show you how to use turkey to create a delicious summer dish. By combining turkey, cream, apples and cider, Phil has come up with a summer meal with a twist which will be sure to make your next dinner party a big hit with friends and family. Being quick and easy to make, there’s no excuse for you not to experiment with this brand new scrumptious recipe!

Watch our video feature where Phil shows us his useful hints and tips to creating the perfect meal whilst creating this new dish.

Place the cider, sugar and chicken stock in a pan, bring to the boil, then simmer rapidly until thick and syrupy.

Meanwhile cut each apple into six pieces and take out the core, then cut each piece in half.

Add the cream to the cider reduction and bring to the boil, add the apples and cook until the apples are just tender and the sauce is reduced and slightly thickened.

Add the cooked turkey and basil to the sauce, stir to coat and heat through well. Check seasoning again.

Serve with couscous and green beans.


Tip:

If using fresh turkey you can poach sliced breast fillet or breast steaks along with the apples. Check it is cooked by cutting a piece in half - it should not be pink in the centre.

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