Turkey escalopes with nectarine salsa

I enjoy combining meats with fruit, especially in summer. Not too sweet, but just that edge of sweetness along with an escalope of turkey, chicken or duck, even pork. It could be because of my South African roots or it could simply be that it tastes great!

Turkey escalopes with nectarine salsa

  • 4-6 escalopes of turkey or chicken
  • 3 nectarines, washed
  • 1 red  pepper washed
  • a small red chili, washed
  • 1 large spring onion with the green
  • a piece of ginger
  • a handful of mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of mirrin
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • teaspoon of honey
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  1. Clean the nectarines, remove from the seed and cut into small dice.
  2. Cut the red pepper into small dice.
  3. Remove the seeds from the chili and chop finely.
  4. Chop the spring onion, grate the fresh ginger and cut the mint leaves in to chiffonade(roll up the mint leaves into a small “cigar” and slice finely. Separate into “strings”)
  5. Mix together the mirrin, rice vineagr, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix the sauce with the chopped salsa and leave in the fridge to infuse for about 2 hours.
  7. Just before serving… sauté the escalopes is some coconut oil, season, turn to quickly sauté the other side until nicely caramelized. Don’t cook until dry leather!
  8. Arrange the an escalope or two on a pretty plate topped with a serving of salsa. Drizzle with some salsa sauce and olive oil and finish off with a sprinkling of black pepper.
  9. Serve with green string beans or green asparagus, which makes for a colourful and delicious meal.

Serves 4

…Mona Lisa too…

No-fuss Saturday lunch salad

I am always starving on a Saturday afternoon. But I don’t have the desire to take on cooking a meal. And I don’t want bread and jam. And I don’t want MacDonald’s or the likes. And I don’t want loads of dishes and cleaning up to do. I want no-fuss. I want something that is quick and easy and light, because we play tennis afterwards, but it still needs to be filling.

A protein salad like this one works for me. With a banana in the tennis bag.

Make a salad from the following ingredients:

  • Mixed salad leaves, a huge bowl.
  • mixed herbs of your choice
  • Bocconcini cheese
  • a can of “Catalan tuna” (tuna in a tomato sauce)
  • a small can of sweetcorn(or frozen)
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • cucumber sticks
  • dry roasted almonds
  • dried cranberries
  • A vinaigrette made of: sun dried tomato paste, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sherry vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper, small finely chopped shallot.

serves 2

…moulin rouge…