Turkey Cutlets with Cilantro Peanut Pesto

Culinary Setting
Boneless Breast


8 Cloves garlic

1 c dry roasted salted peanuts

3/4 c scallions, rough chop

1 qt cilantro leaves, washed, dried and packed

1 c freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp red pepper flakes

12 oz olive oil

2 c coconut milk

1 c olive oil

1 c honey

1 c cilantro leaves, washed, dried and chopped

8 Cloves garlic, minced

1/2 c curry powder

2-1/2 tbsp chili powder

2-1/2 tbsp cumin

1/4 c freshly squeezed lime juice

1/4 c soy sauce

As needed hot oil for stir-fry

6 lbs TURKEY CUTLETS, cut into 1/2-inch strips

6 lbs soba noodles, dry

As needed cilantro leaves for garnish

As needed lime wedges for garnish




Place garlic, peanuts, scallions, cilantro, lime juice and red pepper in the food processor and puree until smooth.

Slowly add olive oil, scraping the bowl as required.


Combine coconut milk, oil, honey, cilantro, garlic, curry powder, chili powder, cumin, lime juice and soy sauce.

Pour 1-1/2 cups of coconut mixture over turkey strips, tossing to coat thoroughly. Reserve remaining mixture. Cover and marinate turkey for 2 hours.

Prepare soba noodles according to package directions.

While cooking noodles, drain turkey. Stir-fry turkey over medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Add reserved coconut mixture to turkey and heat until hot.


For each serving: arrange noodles in shallow bowls and top with turkey mixture.

Serve with Cilantro Pesto and garnish with additional cilantro leaves and lime wedges.


Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 930

Calories from Fat 320

Total Fat 36 g

% Daily Total Fat 55

Saturated Fat 9 g

% Daily Saturated Fat 45

Cholesterol 75 g

% Daily Cholesterol 25

Sodium 520 mg

% Daily Sodium 22

Total Carbohydrates 108 g

% Daily Total Carbohydrates 36

Dietary Fiber 7 g

% Daily Dietary Fiber 28

Sugars 12 g

Protein 51 g

% Daily Protein 10

% Daily Vitamin C 10

% Daily Calcium 6

% Daily Iron 25