Thursday, March 12, 2020

Turkey Filets with Dijon Mustard Sauce, #bookgiveaway and recipe from Essie Lang

The turkey breast filet package called out to me when I was grocery shopping the other day, as a change of pace in my usual menu selections. Of course, when I got them home I then had to find a recipe. There is was on an internet site called Gourmet Sleuth and it was a great choice. 

I tinkered with the recipe and made a serving for one but you can easily increase the ingredients to feed any number of hungry guests.

I will be making it again and next time, as another change of pace, I'll try using lemon instead of lime. Lemon is actually what the original recipe called for but I'm a lime person and it worked just great.

Another plus of this recipe -- it was easy and fast.

What I used:

1 turkey filet
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ c. chicken broth
1/4 lime, juiced and sliced thinly for garnish
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. chopped fresh Basil
Salt and pepper to taste


 What to do:

1.   1.  Heat olive oil in a saute pan. Add the filet and cook a few minutes on each side until cooked throughout and lightly browned. Remove to a covered dish and keep warm.
2.       Add to the chicken broth to the pan, dislodging any bits stuck to the pan. Simmer until it is reduced by ½. Whisk in Dijon mustard and lime juice, and continue to simmer. Add basil.

  Plate your meal and slather in sauce.                                                           


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and to celebrate, I'm having a random draw for a signed hardcover copy. Just leave a comment telling me if you've ever visited a castle. If so, where? Be sure to leave your email info. Open to US and Canada. The draw will be made on Sat., noon EDT.

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  1. The only castle I've visited was Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, but I've never visited any European castles.

  2. I haven't visited one yet. Would love to read this book. It sounds really interesting and fun to read. Thank you for the chance

  3. I’ve been to castles in both England and Switzerland
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  4. I have yet to visit a castle in real life. Only on television shows!
    mysandycat (at) aol (dot) come

  5. I had forgotten about Hearst Castle. I was going to be funny and say Sleeping Beauty's Castle. I don't consider Hearst Castle a castle really; just a very large house. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. I've been to several castles in Ireland & the U.K.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  7. Hurray! You're back online!!! I was in major withdrawal.
    I've been to Blarney Castle and kissed the stone!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    1. PS The dish sounds delicious.

  8. Thank you for this wonderful looking recipe. I was trying to think of something to make with turkey other than the normal. Ohhh I need to try this. Thank You !! I love the cover of this book.
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

  9. I have never been to a castle. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. I've been to Quebec City's Le Chateau Frontenac.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  11. I’ve visited a few in Europe and a couple of mansions here. suefoster109 at gmail dot com

  12. Unfortunately, no! Love your book covers! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. I've been to Casa Loma in Toronto.

  14. Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Charlottenburg, and Schwerin castles in Germany. So amazing!

  15. Taylor R. WilliamsMarch 12, 2020 at 11:09 PM

    The only castles I have visited have been in photographs, but I hope to visit a real one some day - thank you for the contest - trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

  16. I have never visited a castle. But on my bucket list is a visit to Ireland and visit a castle there. Thanks for the chance.

  17. I have not visited a castle. We have this odd facsimile structure built in our state 30 or 40 years ago that has survived even though it was never completed.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

  18. I have not visited a castle, but I would love to.

    1. Forgot to leave this in my comment.

  19. My husband (boyfriend at the time) and I were living in London for a bit and going out of the city for countryside walks on weekends. We decided to visit Leeds Castle for a change. It was good fun and there was a happy coincidence of a wine and jazz festival going on at the location!
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  20. I have never visited one but would love to!

  21. Yes I have visited a Castle in fact several. I think my favorite was Hampton Court although I loved the one with Black Swans also...

  22. I live in New England so I've visited some smaller castles in the area! kristin.segura at