- 11⁄3 lbs 600 g turkey breast
- 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups 475 ml crème fraiche or heavy whipping cream
- 7 oz. 200 g cream cheese
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄3 cup 75 ml small capers
- 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Melt half of the butter over medium heat, in a large oven-proof frying pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté the turkey until golden brown.
- Finish off the turkey breasts in the oven. When turkey is cooked though, place on a plate, and tent with foil.
- Pour turkey drippings into a small saucepan. Add sour cream or heavy cream, and cream cheese. Stir and bring to a light boil. Lower the heat and let simmer until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Japanese gluten-free tamari can also be used to add more color and flavor.
- Heat remaining butter in a medium frying pan over high heat. Quickly sauté the capers until crispy.
- Serve turkey with sauce and fried capers.
Don’t forget your side dishes! Both broccoli or cauliflower mash perfectly complement the rich flavors of this turkey. And have fun with this supremely versatile cream cheese sauce! It can be adapted to any kind of boneless or bone-in meat you like. Fillets or chops. Beef or pork. Lamb or chicken. Just remember to keep the skin or fat on when possible, as this really enhances flavor and fat content.
Let your imagination be your guide! There are so many flavor combinations to try: tapenade, pimientos, tomato paste, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, fried onion, garlic, curry paste, lemon and capers all work beautifully with this recipe.