Turkey Yamaguichi

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Cooking Style
Deep Fry
Boneless Breast


6 (6-oz) TURKEY BREAST CUTLETS, skinless

6 Sheets nori seaweed paper

1 Large carrot, peeled & julienned on mandolin, match stick thin

6 Small scallions, cleaned, bulb removed and discarded

6 Pencil thin asparagus, washed, blanched and plunged into ice water

As needed fresh lime juice

4 oz flour

Pinch salt and white pepper

3 Large eggs

2 oz cold water

3 oz shredded coconut

1 oz green wasabi powder

1/2 c cold water

1/2 c mayonnaise

1 oz slurry (cornstarch & cold water, as needed)

1/2 c teriyaki sauce

1/2 oz fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced

Pinch sugar

As needed nori seaweed paper, julienned & deep fried




Flatten cutlets to an even thinness. Place individual turkey cutlets onto clean sheets of plastic wrap.

Place one nori seaweed sheet atop each cutlet.

Blanch carrot sticks and plunge into ice water. Cool and drain.

Place one each carrot, scallion, and asparagus strips down the center of each nori sheet (sushi style). Sprinkle fresh lime juice over vegetables.

Roll in plastic (sushi style). Cover and semi-freeze, until firm.

Remove from freezer and remove plastic wrap.

Combine flour, salt and white pepper.

Whisk together eggs and 2-ounces cold water.

Using standard breading procedure, dip each turkey roll into seasoned flour, egg wash and finally coconut.

Deep fry to a golden brown. Oven finish in a 325 degree F oven for about 20 minutes.

Cover and chill for service.


Green Sauce: Combine wasabi powder and ½ cup cold water to create a paste. Mix wasabi paste and mayonnaise together. Place in a squeeze bottle.

Ginger Teriyaki Sauce: Mix cornstarch and water to create a slurry. In a small saucepan, combine slurry, teriyaki sauce, ginger and sugar. Bring to a boil. Thicken to a sauce consistency. Strain. Place in a squeeze bottle.


Slice each turkey roll in half on the diagonnal.

Drizzle each chilled plate with both sauces and place 2 turkey halves on each plate.

Garnish plate with deep-fried nori seaweed strips.

Best served chilled. Offer additional sauce.


Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 187

Total Fat 9 g

% Daily Total Fat 44

Sodium 402 mg

Total Carbohydrates 9 g

Protein 17 g