Antonis Turkey Breast with Rice and mushrooms
This is one of those recipes that are created in an instant…and for some reason they have great success. A really good way to cook Turkey but also chicken I am guessing. (By the way I didn’t knew how to name it so i took the chance to claim the recipe name…)
Well, it all started when my brother came and told me that he needed to change his diet in order to manage and get his blue belt in Kick Boxing as he had to go through a 3 hour grading. After giving me a 10 min lecture about the types of food that we should eat … he added turkey to the foods we should eat as its much healthy.
No problem then…we will cook something with turkey inside. Nope…we won’t do a Christmas turkey…but something different.
As always after that …family talk… went to Sainsbury’s in London and bought 700 grams of Turkey breast for the oven I did the most sensible thing that a Greek 30 year old would do before he started cooking… I called my mom…
So ok…I wanted to try to cook turkey but nothing came to my mind…Luckily my mom never gets out of ideas. After 10 mins of extensive questioning on the phone (which means an increased mobile bill for me..:(.. ) this is what happened:
- 500-700 grams of turkey breast. (alternatively im guessing you can use chicken)
- A small teaspoon of Paprika
- 1-2 lemons
- Mustard (English?)
- One Cup of rice
- One red onion
- Salt and Pepper
- Mushrooms cut
- A small bunch of parsley and dill (if you have fresh even better)
- Olive Oil
You take the turkey breast and slice it in pieces. Not too small but not too big so it won’t take too much time to cook it. If it has the skin, then leave it on top. Add the salt and pepper
Take an oven pan and place on top of it aluminium foil and on top Baking foil. The baking foil will help protect the food from aluminium not to touch the food but also the aluminium foil will keep all the heat inside as the food is being cooked. The food should something like this: You place the turkey in the middle and add on top of it the mushrooms that are already cut, and the onions.
After that…here comes the magic… In a glass you add, olive oil…. Two fingers J , one spoon of Mustard, a little bit of paprika, and the juice from the 2 lemons adding reaaaaaaaaally little water…just a zip. You pour the mixture on top of the food being careful that it is not too much and spills outside of the foil. When you are done, you carefully seal the food closing it from all sides and making sure that the mixtures is being kept inside.
You should add water on the sides of the baking pan. So as you place it in the oven, the water outside the food will start to boil and help the turkey to cook and so will the mixture inside the foil where it will release all those nice flavours. (I sound like Jamie Oliver now..)
Let it cook for 1 hour at least in 200-230c adding water on the pan from time to time Check it after 1 hour and if you feel it needs more time continue for 20-30 mins more. As the turkey is being cooked in the oven prepare the rice as you please and place it in the plates adding some parsley and dill on top. It should look more or less like this 🙂