Turkey Saltimbocca is a simple and delicious starter or combined with a salad for a speedy weeknight supper.
Funny word – Saltimbocca – right? Well it’s a (Italian: jumps in the mouth) traditional dish that’s usually made with veal and white wine or marsala. My version first appeared in the Holiday 2013 issue of EatInEatOut magazine, and it was a big hit. It’s a great way to use up leftovers at Christmas or Easter, but why not buy fresh anytime? Turkey parts can be found all-year-round at most grocery stores so there’s no reason not to enjoy it everyday. Just buy a fresh boneless breast and cook by grilling or baking. Then slice into thick pieces to create fast and delicious Turkey Saltimbocca.
This is a really simple but totally yummy recipe. Great as a starter or appetizer, but I love it combined with this Pearl Barley and Feta Salad to make a hearty make-ahead weeknight supper. If making it for the kids don’t worry about the wine, it gets cooked off. Because you use cooked turkey, it can be on the table in 10 minutes. Looks like you slaved for hours, but it can’t be much easier. Love that!
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 24 fresh sage leaves
- 10 slice prosciutto
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 10 pieces cooked turkey breast (chunky - about 5 inches long and ½" thick, not too thin)
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- ½ cup white wine
- In a fry pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Gently fry sage leaves, not overlapping, for one minute. Do not brown. Transfer to paper towel.
- Layout a piece of prosciutto. At one end, top with a prepared sage leaf, then 1 Tsp of grated Parmesan cheese, a slice of turkey and finish with another sage leaf. Roll up in the prosciutto. Lay seam-side down. Repeat with remaining 9 pieces.
- Reheat fry pan over medium-high heat. Sauté turkey bundles 1-2 minutes per side until warmed through and prosciutto is crisp. Transfer to serving plate and keep warm.
- Add butter and garlic to fry pan and sauté 1 minute. Add wine, bring to boil and reduce slightly for 1 minute. Pour over turkey bundles. And serve immediately.