Perfect Thyme for This Turkey

Once again I am happy to have a guest blog post from Michelle who blogs at Eat and Sip in the City. Welcome Michelle….

I am happy to be guest blogging again on Rantings of an Amateur Chef. With warm weather rolling in, simple, easy, grilled dishes are my kind of meal, so I figured what better recipe to share then this one. Salvatore (of Imperial Pizza in Brighton, MA) and I make this recipe for turkey cutlets very often alongside cous cous, mixed greens, and green beans tossed with vinaigrette. He is Italian (can you tell by the name?) and his family owns a restaurant, with pizza, pasta, subs, and other delicious Italian cuisine. I am a big fan of his cooking but sometimes we are at odds for what to eat when I am in “healthy mode.”

How about fried eggplant parm. and some chicken? Nope, that is not healthy Sal. Steak with a side of pasta? Still not going to work out for this dieting girl.  But this dish was just perfect for us and I was so impressed by the simplicity of it all, the first time we had it.

It is quick, which works out considering meals don’t usually get made until 7:30 pm or 8ish at my place. Also, we used fresh herbs from my make-shift urban garden, which gave it extra flair and flavor. And best of all, you only need a few ingredients for this healthy meal. It is a great summer recipe for the grill but really it can be prepared indoors (as we did) all year long. Check out the recipe below and there are more food stories, food reviews, and recipes shared on my blog Eat and Sip in the City.

Grilled Turkey Cutlets with Lemon and Thyme


1 package of turkey cutlets (4 cutlets or around 1 pound of meat)

1 lemon for juicing (and a slice or 2 for garnishing)

3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme (plus more for garnishing if desired)

Olive oil, for drizzling

Salt and pepper, for seasoning


Warm up a grill pan (around med/med-high) or fire up the outdoor grill.

Remove turkey cutlets from packaging and season one side with salt and pepper.

Lightly oil/grease the pan before placing the cutlets in the pan and seasoning the other side.

While cooking cutlets (which will cook for around 7 minutes on each side), remove leaves from thyme stems.  You may even want to put aside a few more sprigs for garnishing.

Cut lemon in half.  Cut and grill a lemon slice or two as well for flavor and garnishing (if desired).

When turkey is ready, move it to your plate/platter and lightly drizzle oil across all the pieces.

Squeeze your two lemon halves across all the pieces next, followed by sprinkling thyme leaves on top of each piece.

Serve and enjoy!

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Categories: Grilled, Guest, kosher, Low Carb, Main Dish, Recipes, Turkey

Author:The Ranting Chef

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19 Comments on “Perfect Thyme for This Turkey”

  1. P.S. I Love Soap Co.
    June 20, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Yummy and different!


  2. June 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Reblogged this on Eat and Sip in the City.


  3. June 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Sounds fantastic, I love fresh thyme!


  4. June 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Yeah! Like you, I too am at odds at home over healthier food choices. Turkey chops & turkey London broil are my favorites, so I am always looking for new, easy, and tasty recipes! I am eager to try your recipe. Thank you.


  5. June 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Looks fantastic, Michelle!! Thank you!!


  6. June 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Simple and beautiful! Hadn’t really considered turkey on the grill, but you make it seem like a very good idea indeed!


  7. June 21, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I have never prepare turkey cutlets but this easy, simple recipe makes me want to. Even though turkey normally makes me think of heavy eating (hello Thanksgiving food baby), this seems light enough for the summer heat. Thanks for sharing!


  8. June 21, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    I think I might try this one on my indoor grill. Thanks!


  9. Agi's Farmhouse Kitchen
    June 21, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    great hot weather meal 🙂


  10. Linny V
    June 21, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I love your blog so much that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Visit my site to see the other nominations!


  11. June 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    There are so few turkey recipies like this. Thanks for sharing, I’m giving it a try this weekend and i am excited to see how it turns out. Also love that I can put some of those herbs in my garden to good use.


  12. June 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    This looks absolutely delicious! I must make this sometime in the near future!


  13. June 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Yum! We’re trying this tonight because we have both lemons and thyme in our yard.


  14. June 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Yum! Lemon and thyme are such a natural combination.

    Sidenote: my Pappaw’s name was Salvatore. 🙂


  15. June 30, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    Reblogged this on Foodler and commented:
    I hadn’t realized when I started my blog that I was also becoming a part of a blogging community. I’ve had a great time discovering other food blogs and I look forward to getting to know these writers more through their posts.

    Last week, a yummy looking grilled turkey recipe was posted on the Rantings of an Amateur Chef blog.



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