Turkey Saltimbocca Risotto

Try our Turkey Saltimbocca Risotto alternative for a healthier option on the family favourite Italian dish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time : 35 minutes

Ready in: 50 minutes

Serves: 4



  • 4 Thick Cut Turkey Steaks.
  • Olive Oil.
  • Salt.
  • Cracked Black Pepper.
  • 8 x Sage Leaves.
  • 4 Pieces of Parma Ham.
  • 20g Unsalted Butter.

Lemon and Pea Risotto

  • 1 Lemon.
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (Minced).
  • 240g Defrosted Garden Peas.
  • 220g Risotto Rice
  • 600ml Chicken Stock.
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil.
  • 75g Parmesan Cheese Grated.
  • 20g Unsalted Butter.
  • A Small Bunch of Chopped Parsley.
  • 3 tablespoons Light Olive Oil.
  • 1 Small White Onion.
  • 100ml Dry White Wine.

Step 1

Start with your Risotto; in a heavy-duty saucepan add your Light Olive Oil along with your onion, zest and garlic, sauté these without colour for around 10minutes. After 10minutes add your rice and fry for 5minutes before adding your white wine. Reduce the White wine for 5minutes.

Step 2

Gradually add the stock stirring every 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, coat your steaks in Olive Oil and season with Salt and Pepper. Place a small slice of butter, a leaf of sage and wrap in Parma Ham. Place on a wire rack under a grill for 10 minutes turning half-way through. Once cooked allow to rest.

Step 4

Finish the Risotto after a 16 minute cook. Remove from the heat and stir in your Parmesan and Butter. Season to taste and then add your defrosted Peas and Parsley. Place a lid on top and leave to stand for 5minutes.

Step 5

Slice your Saltimbocca and serve on top of your Risotto.

Optional Serving Suggestion

Serve with some lightly dressed salad leaf.

Do you want to know why Turkey is such a great protein to incorporate into your daily diet?

Turkey is one of those tasty meats, positively good for the whole family containing essential nutrients! It’s also very versatile and great value for money. It’s one of the healthiest meats you can buy, low in fat and calories yet high in protein, an ideal addition to any healthy balanced diet and lifestyle.

Turkey breast meat is especially low in fat and high in protein which is why its so good for us. It is particularly low in saturated fat with less than 1g of saturated fat per 100g portion. In comparison beef has 6g of saturated fat per 100g and lamb has a whopping 9g of saturated fat per 100g. It is also lower in calories per portion (100g) compared with other meats.

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