Turkey Scallopini -Your Juiciest Option #2 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Turkey Scallopini -Your Juiciest Option #2 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

The Juiciest Option #2 Thanksgiving 2020 Turkey Recipe:

Year 20-20 is almost over but before we say goodbye to this year which I know most of us are itching to do….we have holidays to celebrate like Thanksgiving Day in the US. For some, they refer this day as The Turkey Day. Traditions made it clear that other than being a joyous family gathering event, Thanksgiving is nothing without a giant bird waiting to be carved on a dining table. This year will be an option. 

Here comes option #2:

I would go over the history of why turkey is served during thanksgiving but you and I know would find it boring and redundant. For those who are curious, googling it might be my best advice. Anyway, I’ve spent over 20 years of Thanksgiving holidays in the US and what I’m about to suggest might be the best or possibly the only option for many of us (including me =). Not everyone will have the luxury of displaying a whole turkey, roasted, basted, and seasoned in perfection to celebrate Thanksgiving this year or even every year. So, I’m cooking some Turkey Scallopini for my husband and I as our main entree for the holiday and it’s totally fine with me, it’s still turkey after all. Just on a smaller and easier side of the traditional thanksgiving turkey. Wait until you taste the flavors of this dish, I’m sure you’ll love making this not only for Thanksgiving but any day you crave to make it. So, shall we?

My secret weapon(s):

Have you tried using mustard based dressing and plum sake when cooking? Well, that’s exactly we’re going to do. One of the best things living in Switzerland is you get to try these new products that will impressively take your cooking to the highest level with a little to no sweat at all. Grand-Mère sauce is my biggest discovery as of yet and it is a must-try when you’re in the best land-locked country in the world. If you can’t get your hands on this amazingly popular sauce in Switzerland, I highly suggest you substitute it with a type of dressing that is mustard based with a sweet note or simply use your favorite plain mustard and add a little bit of honey or sugar. For plum sake, you can substitute it with white cooking wine. Honestly, use any wine or alcohol you think that’ll go with your taste. You’re the boss!

Looks festive, doesn’t it?

Turkey Scallopini

No sweat, the juiciest option #2 for Thanksgiving Day. It's so simple you will make it any day you crave it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Option 2 Thanksgiving Turkey, Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe, Turkey Scallopin
Servings: 2 people
Author: Dhin of gemframboise.com


  • 2 turkey cutlets
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 handful small tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 tbsp grand-mère sauce or any sweet mustard dressing
  • 2-3 tbsp plum sake or white cooking wine
  • salt

Bamboo Steamed Green Beans

  • 2 cups green beans
  • water for steaming


  • Dice medium onions.
  • Cut small tomatoes in halves.
  • Finely chop fresh parsley.
  • Salt and generously flour turkey cutlets.
  • Heat pan with olive oil.
  • Cook turkey 2-3 minutes or until slightly brown. Flip turkey cutlets.
  • Add butter.
  • Add onions and tomatoes. Stir.
  • Add grand-mère sauce and plum sake. Stir.
  • Add parsley.
  • Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes on med/low heat.

Bamboo Steamed Green Beans

  • For better steaming, wet bamboo steamer with some warm water.
  • Fill sauce pan with water and bring to boil.
  • Place bamboo steamer lined with parchment paper on top of sauce pan.
  • Add green beans and steam for 5 minutes.


  1. Yes, you can use ground pepper to season your turkey cutlets. 
  2. My best grand-mère sauce substitution is to use a mustard based dressing or plain mustard with honey or sugar.
  3. Use white cooking wine or any cooking wine you prefer instead of plum sake. 
  4. Since, we're cooking with wine, cook in sophistication and in med/low heat.
  5. Avoid lifting the pan cover too many times. The sauce tends to evaporate quickly if you cook in high heat, uncover many times and will burn your dish. 
  6. In addition to tomatoes, you can also use different vegetables such as zucchini or bell pepper.
  7. If using bamboo steamer for green beans, wet bamboo steamer first before using to hold the moisture and for better steaming. 
  8. Finally, if you're a visual person like me, watch the step-by-step video tutorial on youtube. 

WATCH The Turkey Scallopini Step-By-Step Video Tutorial:

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