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Turkey

Turkey and garlic stir-fry

Turkey and garlic stir-fry

Skinless turkey breast has about the same amount of protein as lean beef, but contains less saturated fat than any other meat.

Turkey drumsticks braised with baby vegetables

Turkey drumsticks braised with baby vegetables

This is a simple dish to prepare and makes an economical, healthy mid–week family meal, low in kilojoules and fat. Roasted in the French style, in stock with a few herbs, the meat from the turkey legs turns out wonderfully moist and tender.

Turkey escalopes with citrus honey sauce

Turkey escalopes with citrus honey sauce

The tanginess of citrus fruit marries extremely well with poultry, especially turkey, which can sometimes be a little light on flavour. Here, orange and lemon, together with honey and French shallots, create a tasty sauce for turkey escalopes, served on a stack of green beans.

Turkey mole

Turkey mole

This is a simplified, quite mild version of the classic spicy–hot Mexican recipe, made with lean turkey, raisins and almonds. The surprising – yet traditional – ingredient added towards the end of the cooking time is bitter chocolate, which enriches and darkens the sauce.

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Turkey roulades

Turkey roulades

Fresh spinach, roast red capsicums, ricotta and a touch of parmesan together make a fantastic filling for tender turkey roulades – rolled–up breast steaks. Braised in stock and vermouth, and served with asparagus, this makes an elegant, attractive dish for a special occasion meal.

Turkey salad with red cabbage

Turkey salad with red cabbage

This is a lovely crunchy salad for winter, full of contrasting tastes and tossed with an unusual dressing made from cranberry sauce and walnut oil. Red cabbage makes an interesting base, but it does tend to stain the other ingredients, so serve the salad as soon as it is ready.

Turkey sausage and bean hotpot

Turkey sausage and bean hotpot

Healthy eating doesn't mean giving up favourite family meals. Here, lean turkey sausages replace the more traditional pork in a hearty hotpot, with a spicy bean sauce and a covering of thinly sliced root vegetables: potato, carrot and parsnip.

Turkey and lentil pt

Turkey and lentil pâté

This coarse–textured pâté, deliciously flavoured with garlic and fresh coriander, combines turkey mince and chicken livers with lentils for a starter that has considerably less fat than a traditional pâté. Serve with toasted slices of brioche or other bread, plus some crisp vegetables.

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Polenta with turkey and wild mushroom sauce

Polenta with turkey and wild mushroom sauce

This flavoursome dish is a lovely way to enjoy a small amount of leftover turkey or chicken, with lots of tasty mushrooms and a herby soft polenta. The sauce is very quick to make and can be served in many other ways, such as over plain boiled or steamed rice or baked potatoes.

Smoked turkey baguettines

Smoked turkey baguettines

Mini baguettes, with their crusty exteriors and soft interiors, are the ideal breads for filling with all kinds of nutritious ingredients to make a quick snack. Here a combination of crisp and chewy vegetables is mixed with delicious smoked turkey from the delicatessen counter.

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