Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving.
This recipe is sponsored by the National Turkey Federation.
Turkey and cranberry: also not just for Thanksgiving.
Think about it.
How much do you love turkey and cranberry together? Personally, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. And THAT, my friends, should not happen only one day a year! It should happen all year round.
I've got some good news for you -- my Turkey Cranberry Sandwich recipe makes it EASY and QUICK to enjoy this magical flavor combination any ole night of the week, any day of the year. And I promise, you will want to.
In this recipe, I use a marinade/rub combo of garlic, rosemary, lemon and olive oil that you simply rub on the raw turkey. The beautiful thing about turkey is that it soaks up all the flavors of whatever you season it with, making it extremely versatile. It is also considered a lean source of protein and provides important immune-boosting nutrients like iron, zinc, and potassium.
Let me show you how easy and wonderful this recipe is.
Here's what you'll need to make this Turkey Cranberry Sandwich:
- Boneless turkey breast cutlets - I easily found this cut of turkey at my local grocery store. They are basically turkey breasts that have been filleted and are super easy to marinate and quick to cook.
- Kosher salt
- Garlic powder
- Fresh rosemary
- Fresh lemon juice
- Extra virgin olive oil
- High heat cooking oil
- Goat cheese
- Organic whole-berry cranberry sauce- yes, you can buy this all year round!
- Butter lettuce
- Whole grain rolls
First, start by marinating boneless turkey breast cutlets. Rub mixture of salt, garlic powder, rosemary, olive oil, and lemon juice on both sides of the turkey breast cutlets.
Cook turkey cutlets on grill for 2-3 minutes per side.
Choose a hearty, whole grain roll. Smear on whole-berry cranberry sauce and softened goat cheese. Top with a big stack of crisp butter lettuce.
And that's it!
I rounded out this meal with baked (frozen) sweet potato fries and it was perfect. It would also go great with my Roasted Okra & Tomatoes. The whole meal took less than 30 minutes to make and Coach loved it! Win! Therefore, we have another recipe that is:
- You can grill these turkey breasts on an outdoor or indoor grill. I chose to cook them indoors because they cook so quickly, it didn't make sense to heat up my big outdoor grill. And I suggest grilling up some extra to use for lunches or on on top of salad for a dinner later in the week.
Since developing this recipe, I've made it twice and it's always a hit. Can I get an "Amen" for a dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, is healthy, and makes the family happy?! I'm pretty sure I just heard you from here. =)
I've had some fun working with the National Turkey Federation, cooking up new ways to enjoy turkey. Check out my amazing Grilled Turkey Breast recipe too. It's perfect for a game day cookout. Just sayin!
Now go an enjoy some turkey and cranberries all year long!